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China, US plan next round of trade talks for September

The US and China plan to meet again in September for trade talks, as the latest round of negotiations conclude with few signs of progress in the trade dispute between the two superpowers.

Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP / AFP

US and Chinese trade negotiators plan to meet again in early September, as the latest round of negotiations ended with few signs of concrete progress.

US officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrapped up talks with their Chinese counterparts including Vice Premier Liu He Wednesday afternoon in Shanghai. The White House in a statement specified Washington as the location for the next round of talks, and said the sides held "constructive" talks this week over "forced technology transfer, intellectual-property rights, services, non-tariff barriers, and agriculture."

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