US, Chinese officials try to head off trade war

China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

Navarro fought with Mnuchin during their trip to Beijing, shouting and cursing at the treasury secretary over his approach to the trade talks with their Chinese counterparts, two sources familiar with the incident told CNN. The two are seen here in March at a White House ceremony with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, second from left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Trump administration officials are gearing up for a new round of trade talks with Chinese officials at the White House on Thursday after a US trade delegation traveled to China earlier this month. There has been no folding as the media would love people to believe.

He added that, "We have not seen China's demands yet".

A long-standing rift between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the President's nationalist trade adviser Peter Navarro hit new levels on the sidelines of trade talks in Beijing earlier this month.

U.S. -Chinese trade relations are on shaky ground.

Mnuchin and Navarro are both very close to Trump, but have much different viewpoints on trade policy.

China's Vice-Premier Liu He leads the trade delegation from Beijing. Liu is now in Washington, D.C., for meetings and is expected to meet with White House officials Thursday and Friday.

Ryan Reynolds Says Deadpool Scar Makeup Made Daughter Inez Burst Into Tears
The cheeky actor has been all over the airwaves to promote the upcoming flick popping up on Korean show King of Masked Singer . The world is not at risk of ending if Deadpool fails to save the day. "Mostly because I'm against child abuse".

Carrick looking forward to coaching under tutelage of Jose Mourinho
I am extra excited in regards to the future then wanting again and being unhappy it is over. "I'm not getting ahead of myself". There will be other players. "I'm not getting carried away here.

Ziva Dhoni remains unimpressed with Dwayne Bravo's 'Champion' effort on dance floor
Recently, a video clip of Ziva dancing to Dwayne Bravo " s famous "Champions' song has been doing rounds on the internet. Suresh Raina thanked all the fans and players for wishing his daughter on her birthday.

An earlier report from Bloomberg news cited two administration officials who claimed that White House trade adviser and noted China hawk Navarro had been cut out of the negotiations. He co-authored a 2011 book entitled "Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - a Global Call to Action", which focused on his perceptions of China's economic policies. Navarro had previously been isolated by other senior officials before the president promoted him earlier this year.

Versions of their disagreement were first reported Wednesday by Bloomberg and Axios.

The talks will start as USTR finishes up public hearings on the first batch of United States tariffs on US$50 billion worth of Chinese goods proposed as punishment for alleged violations of USA intellectual rights.

Bloomberg cited administration officials who said Navarro did not work well with the team when the US trade delegation, headed by Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, met with Chinese trade officials in Beijing earlier this month. White House officials knew that China wanted restrictions to be loosened, but the fate of this company had not been part of the White House's original negotiating platform. A senior White House official and a source familiar with the matter said Navarro is not now expected to take part in the talks.

According to press reports, Mr Navarro sparred with Mr Mnuchin over his handling of the China talks and was barred from attending the meetings this week. An administration official confirmed Mnuchin and Liu added one-on-one meetings to the schedule during the trip, but said no team meetings were scrapped as a result.

Neither country has imposed the tariffs.

Recommended News

  • Monkeys, Nightflyers Teasers & Deadly Class First Look Released!

    Monkeys, Nightflyers Teasers & Deadly Class First Look Released!

    The premise of Deadly Class revolves around King's Dominion, a secret school that trains would-be assassins in the "deadly arts". Adam Targum of Chipmunk Hill is an executive producer on the pilot episode, as is Lee Toland Krieger , who directed the pilot.
    Within two days lessons on alliance dharma for BJP leadership

    Within two days lessons on alliance dharma for BJP leadership

    But it is also a fact that regional parties gain sizeable share of seats during Goa assembly elections. They assumed it would be another case of Uttar Pradesh wherein the BJP made a clean sweep.
    Saraki reveals plot to implicate him by IGP

    Saraki reveals plot to implicate him by IGP

    After making the statement, Mr Saraki vacated the seat to enable Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu to preside on the debates. Saraki explained that he was bringing the issue to the attention of his colleagues to let them know the gravity of the situation.
  • Smackdown Reportedly Being Shopped as NBCUniversal Focuses On Keeping Raw

    Smackdown Reportedly Being Shopped as NBCUniversal Focuses On Keeping Raw

    This is mainly because NBCUniversal wants to only keep Raw which will be three times more expensive than the current deal. It marked the first time that the top three shows were broadcast on the same network.
    The Crew 2 - Welcome to Motornation trailer

    The Crew 2 - Welcome to Motornation trailer

    Ubisoft has announced more details about its upcoming Crew 2 closed beta, which kicks off on all platforms later this month. This opportunity will come by way of a closed beta for The Crew 2 and will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
    2nd District is focus as Nebraska residents vote in primary

    2nd District is focus as Nebraska residents vote in primary

    John Murante won the Republican nomination for state treasurer and is all but certain to get the job in November. Bob Krist, university instructor Tyler Davis and community activist Vanessa Ward, all of Omaha.
  • Luka Modric:

    Luka Modric: "Liverpool deserve to be in the final"

    "He has done fantastic this year and he looks like a great player, and we'll see if we can both continue it next season". When and where is the Champions League Final 2018? Brighton are a good team, in a position to play without pressure.
    SC upholds Khaleda's bail order; immediate release 'unlikely'

    SC upholds Khaleda's bail order; immediate release 'unlikely'

    The conviction means that Zia, the archrival of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, can be barred from running in December elections. This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.
    Questlove partners with Prince estate for fall orchestral tour

    Questlove partners with Prince estate for fall orchestral tour

    The Prince Estate passionately presents Prince's life and work, and cultivates opportunities to further his legacy. It's been more than two years since Prince left this plane of existence, but his spirit and his music live on.
  • Ford F-150 production will officially resume on Friday

    Ford F-150 production will officially resume on Friday

    The F-Series accounts for nearly 40% of Ford's unit sales in the US and has been the top selling vehicle in America for decades. GM's (NYSE: GM) Chevy Silverado is the second best selling vehicle in the U.S.
    Tiger Woods to play Memorial ahead of US Open

    Tiger Woods to play Memorial ahead of US Open

    "I am pleased that the Memorial Tournament once again is drawing a wonderful field", Nicklaus said in a release. Jude Classic (he's never played in the Memphis tournament), which sites between the Memorial and U.S.
    Crypto-unicorn: $3bn valuation as Dublin's Circle raises $110m

    Crypto-unicorn: $3bn valuation as Dublin's Circle raises $110m

    Circle further noted that "Bitmain will help CENTRE introduce multiple fiat stablecoins in a variety of geo-currency zones". Bringing Poloniex into the fold put Circle on track to generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Fortune reported .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.