Vice-Premier To Lead Chinese Delegation To Washington For New Trade Talks

- Oct 08, 2019-

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He will lead a Chinese delegation to visit Washington for a new round of high-level economic and trade consultations on Thursday and Friday, the Ministry of Commerce said.

The Chinese delegation will attend at the US's invitation.

Liu will meet US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.

According to the statement, members of the Chinese delegation include Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Governor of the People's Bank of China Yi Gang, Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission Ning Jizhe, and Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Financial and Economic Affairs and Vice Finance Minister Liao Min.

Also attending will be Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang, Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology Wang Zhijun, Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Agricultural Work Leading Group and Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Jun, and Vice Minister of Commerce and deputy China International Trade Representative Wang Shouwen.