China announces trip to Washington to discuss trade war with the US

A Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags before the start of a Strategic Dialogue expanded

A Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags before the start of a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting between China and the US during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 10, 2014. The US and China discussed trade and business concerns on July 10 -- with currencies and property rights among the thorny issues on the agenda -- as the world's two biggest economies held wide-ranging annual talks. AFP PHOTO / POOL (Photo credit should read NG HAN GUAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Chinese Deputy Prime Minister, Beijing's main negotiator in trade disputes with the United States, will be in Washington on the 30th and 31st of this month for bilateral discussions, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Friday.

Liu He will meet with US officials to try to contain the commercial friction and "implement the consensus" reached by Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump on December 1st, the ministry's spokesman, Gao Feng, said to reporters.

The two countries made a 90-day truce between December 1 and March 1, that suspends US customs duties on Chinese products and surcharges imposed by China on US-made cars and auto parts.

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