WASHINGTON, 9 October 2021 (AFP) – US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai spoke with Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu He this Friday night to discuss Chinese trade practices that Washington considers unfair, the US government has called a said in the statement.
“During the frank exchange, Ambassador Tai and Vice Premier Liu recognized the importance of the bilateral trade relationship and its impact not only on the United States and China, but on the world economy,” USTR said in a statement.
This was the second meeting between the chief trade negotiators of the two countries, after former US President Donald Trump severely affected ties.
“Friday’s talks were “an opportunity for the United States and China to establish a responsibly managed trade relationship,” a USTR official said on condition of anonymity.
USTR noted that Tai “highlighted US concerns about China’s policies and practices that harm American workers, farmers and businesses.”
The Joe Biden administration claims that China’s huge state subsidies to domestic companies, intellectual property theft and other factors create huge trade disparities.