14 February 2019
China and the United States started a new round of high-level economic and trade consultations in Beijing on Thursday morning. The opening ceremony of the talks was jointly chaired by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Liu He is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-U.S. comprehensive economic dialogue. This round of high-level consultations will conclude on Friday. Both countries look to hash out a trade deal. Efforts to resolve bilateral trade disputes have been underway since the heads of state of China and the U.S. agreed to a 90-day truce on December 1, 2018.