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China sending envoy to US for talks amid trade dispute

AP  |  Beijing 

is sending an to the for talks aimed at cooling a trade dispute that threatens to upend markets from soy beans to

The said will visit the US from Tuesday to Saturday for consultations with and his team.

That follows a visit by the US officials to earlier this month, where they conveyed a demand that slash its trade surplus with the U.S. by USD 200 billion by the end of 2020.

A rivalry over advanced technology has fueled demands by that give up policies that favour domestic companies. considers such policies fundamental to its state-driven economic model and vital for its future growth.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 14:15 IST