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Trade war

US-China trade talks likely in January: Mnuchin

Treasury secretary says Huawei arrest and economic issues are separate

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, listens to U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House. Trump administration officials have been in phone contact with their Chinese counterparts in recent weeks.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. expects to hold a series of trade talks with China in January aiming for a preliminary resolution of the issues underpinning their trade war, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday.

The two sides are closing in on the schedule after conducting a series of phone calls in recent weeks, Mnuchin told Bloomberg in an interview. Negotiators are still working out the logistics of the meetings, he added.

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