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Trade war

US trade officials visit China next week for fresh round of talks

Two sides aim to strike a deal, but rifts persist on tariffs

A Maersk Line container ship prepares to depart port in Long Beach, California. Trade representatives aim to finalize trade talks in April.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has scheduled a new round of high-level trade talks with China next week in Beijing, a final push to hammer out a trade agreement for the two countries' leaders to sign off on.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to the country to resume talks, two administration officials said.

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