Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

US's Mnuchin to lead trade talks with China

US's Mnuchin to lead trade talks with China

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday that he believes President TrumpDonald John TrumpOregon governor to face state rep in November Ashford, Eastman neck and neck in Nebraska Dem primary Progressive pick Wild wins Dem primary for Pa. House seat MORE's exchange of tariff threats with Beijing will serve as a "wake-up call" for Americans about unfair Chinese economic policies.

Kudlow told Breitbart News Saturday radio listeners last weekend that the team never expected to leave China with a trade deal but that talks did go more positively than some media outlets have reported.

Navarro, who has been the loudest "nationalist" voice on trade policy in the Trump administration and a major advocate for punitive tariffs on Chinese goods, attended an initial round of talks two weeks ago in Beijing. The two are seen here in March at a White House ceremony with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, second from left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The official confirmed that Navarro will be among those participating in the trade meetings this week.

Navarro is among a group of White House advisers who have fought for structural changes in Beijing that will ensure long-lasting adjustments in the trade imbalance between the United States and China. It is not clear exactly what that would entail.

The unresolved feud has contributed the White House's uneven approach to its trade negotiations with China in recent days, as White House officials have given different, at time contradictory descriptions about what the discussions' aims and about what is and what isn't up for debate. He has turned to Mnuchin, a moderate who will lead the talks this week, to iron out differences on trade balances and technology theft.

Liu gave the OK hand gesture to waiting reporters as he left Hatch's office.

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Navarro and Mnuchin ended up screaming and cursing at each other on the lawn in front of the Chinese government building where the talks were held - though no Chinese officials were present.

"We do not want to see the escalation of the trade frictions between China and the U.S.", Gao said at a weekly briefing. Navarro and Mnuchin previously feuded over other trade actions, such as the steel and aluminum import tariffs Trump ultimately implemented.

But Sunday, Trump signaled that he was beginning to back down from his tough stance. For example, during the Beijing trip, Chinese officials pressed Mnuchin and others to relax restrictions on ZTE Corp., a controversial Chinese telecommunications company that has violated USA law. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead trade talks with China due to take place on Thursday (May 17) and Friday as the countries try to head off a trade war.

The U.S. -China trade talks in DC this week are a continuation of those Beijing-based trade meetings.

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