UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump will meet Thursday with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Hie, officials said, in a sign that an agreement could be reached to end the customs battle between the two countries.
Trump Liu, also China’s chief trade negotiator, will meet this afternoon at the White House on an official schedule from the president’s office.
US and Chinese negotiators are seeking a binding agreement to respond to Trump’s complaints about years of unfair treatment by US companies by China, which would wipe out duties that threaten companies in both countries.
US officials say China has been using unfair business practices for years by aggressively supporting its companies and stealing US technology.
On March 29, Trump said the negotiations to end the fee-fixing battle with Beijing were going “very well” but said he would only accept “a splendid agreement.”
Trump said US and Chinese negotiators were close to reaching an agreement, but US officials played down expectations of an imminent deal.
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