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US-China trade talks to resume: 7 issues that will be key to making headway

Trump may hold talks with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

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Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

US and Chinese officials are set to begin trade negotiations on Monday in the hope of reaching a deal during a 90-day truce between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping. While the mid-level talks probably won’t produce a major breakthrough, the stakes are high as both sides face a resumption of tariffs in March if they don’t strike a deal. More senior-level discussions are expected later this month, with the South China Morning Post reporting that Trump may hold talks with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, ...