Top trade officials from the US and China have started their latest, and possibly the last round of talks in Washington to negotiate a comprehensive trade deal before their self-imposed deadline of 1st March. The Chinese delegation is led by Vice- Premier Liu He, while US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin chaired the talks on behalf of the US.
During the two-day talks, China is expected to announce a large purchase of US agricultural and energy products. Beijing will propose buying an additional 30 billion US dollars annually of American farm products such as soybeans, corn and wheat.
US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during in December last year had agreed to temporarily pause their trade war and arrive at a trade deal by 1st March.