China officials coming to US for high-level trade talks this week - White House
US President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He to discuss trade on Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a press briefing, Trend reported citing Sputnik.
"On Thursday, the President will meet with the Chinese Vice Premiere who is here this week for continued talks", Sanders said Monday.
Moreover, a delegation of Chinese officials will be visiting Washington for two days of trade talks with the Trump administration on Wednesday and Thursday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
"Today, President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will welcome an official delegation from China for a series of meetings from January 30 to 31, 2019, to discuss the trade relationship between the two countries", Sanders said Monday.
The US delegation will be led by Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Larry Kudlow, and Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro, Sanders noted.
"The United States principals will be accompanied by senior officials from the White House, USTR and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, State and the Treasury", the statement said.
The meetings are a part of the agreement reached by Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires on 1 December 2018, to engage in 90 days of negotiations with a view to achieving needed structural changes in China that affect trade between the two countries, Sanders added.