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U.S. official Lighthizer arrives in Beijing ahead of trade talks

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

(Reuters) - U.S. Trade arrived in on Tuesday ahead of high-level trade talks scheduled this week for the world's two largest economies to hammer out a deal ahead of a March 1 deadline.

After that date, U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports are scheduled to increase to 25 percent from 10 percent.

did not answer reporters' questions on his arrival at a hotel in the Chinese capital.

He and will hold talks on Thursday and Friday with Chinese Liu He, the top economic adviser to President

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Monitoring Desk; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 14:49 IST