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US holds 'frank and constructive' talks on trade with China

  • U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic aides held "frank and constructive" talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser Liu He, a White House official said.
  • They discussed ways to "ensure fair and reciprocal trade."
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.

U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic aides held "frank and constructive" talks
with Chinese President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser Liu He, on trade and economic relations on Thursday, a White House official said.

"We underscored the importance of achieving balance and reciprocity in the economic relationship," the official said, of the meeting between Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven
Mnuchin, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

"We discussed ways to ensure fair and reciprocal trade."