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Trade war

China presses U.S. to cancel tariffs in test of bilateral engagement

Tai says Washington will raise concerns over Beijing's nonmarket trade practices

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, left, held talks with her Chinese counterpart Liu He. (Source photos by Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- China said on Saturday it pressed the United States to eliminate tariffs in talks between the countries' top trade officials that Washington saw as a test of bilateral engagement between the world's biggest economies.

The virtual talks between U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and China's Vice Premier Liu He follow Tai's announcement on Monday that she would seek "frank" talks and hold China to its commitments under a "Phase 1" trade deal negotiated by former President Donald Trump.

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