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Trade war

US pushes China for monthly meetings to enforce trade deal

Lighthizer to visit Japan as early as March to begin new talks

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on U.S.-China trade in Washington on Feb. 27.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and China should meet once a month to ensure the enforcement of any trade agreement they reach, the top American trade negotiator said Wednesday, stressing Beijing's commitment to structural change as a prerequisite to a deal.

"This administration is pressing for significant structural changes that would allow for a more level playing field, especially when it comes to issues of intellectual property rights and technology transfers," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a congressional hearing.

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