China, US smoothly conclude 9th round of high-level trade talks

Sunday, 2019-04-07 14:32:00
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China's Vice Premier Liu He shakes hands with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as Yi Gang, governor of the People's Bank of China (PBC) and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stand next to them as they pose for a group photo at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on March 29, 2019. (Source: Reuters)
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China and the United States concluded in Washinton the ninth round of high-level economic and trade talks which ran from April 3-5.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China - US comprehensive economic dialogue, co-hosted the talks with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

The two sides discussed the agreement text on technology transfer, protection of intellectual property rights, non-tariff measures, services industry, agriculture, trade balance and enforcement mechanism, and achieved new progress.

The two sides also decided to continue their consultations regarding the remaining issues through various effective means.

Xinhua