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Trump administration pushes China to keep its promises as hopes for trade deal rise

2019-01-10 09:40:26       source:The Straits Times

January 10, 2019

WASHINGTON(BLOOMBERG) - The Trump administration is pushing for a way to make sure China delivers on its commitments in any deal the two nations reach to a trade war that has roiled financial markets and dimmed the outlook for global growth.

The US wrapped up three days of mid-level talks with China in Beijing on Wednesday (Jan 9), noting a commitment by President Xi Jinping's government to buy more US agricultural goods, energy and manufactured products.

But in a statement on Wednesday, the office of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said it wants any deal to include "ongoing verification and effective enforcement."

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