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US to send trade delegation to China next week

CNBC logo CNBC 4/24/2019 Joanna Tan
a sign on the side of a building: The U.S. flag flies at a welcoming ceremony between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump in 2017. © Provided by CNBC LLC The U.S. flag flies at a welcoming ceremony between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump in 2017.

The United States will send a trade delegation to Beijing next week as trade negotiations continue.

The United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will be heading to Beijing for talks that will begin on April 30, the U.S. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. They will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.

Here is the statement released by the U.S. press secretary:

At President Donald J. Trump's direction, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for continued negotiations on the trade relationship between the United States and China. The talks will begin on April 30, 2019. Vice Premier Liu He will lead the talks for China. The Vice Premier will then lead a Chinese delegation to Washington for additional discussions starting on May 8, 2019.

The subjects of next week's discussions will cover trade issues including intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, purchases, and enforcement.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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