BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrived in Beijing 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.
Lighthizer did not answer reporters' questions on his arrival at a hotel in the Chinese capital.
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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