The Heat: China-US trade talks

The Heat

The U.S. and China have agreed to return to the negotiating table, after talks broke down in May, over a number of contentious issues, but key sticking points still remain.

The two sides have struggled to see eye to eye on technology restrictions, alleged property theft, and agricultural commodities. China wants tariffs lifted, but the U.S. said the levies won’t be reduced.

Chinese and U.S. trade officials spoke over the phone this week in an effort to break the stalemate. So what can be expected as China and the U.S. head into another round of negotiations?

To discuss:

  • John Gong is an economics professor from the University of International Business and Economics.
  • Yan Liang is an associate professor of economics from Willamette University.
  • Anthony Chan is a former managing director and chief economist with Chase Bank.
  • Jeff Moon is a former assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China.

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