It’s reported that US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for the another round of trade talks next week, following the Lunar New Year break. The scope of discussions extended beyond trade balance to intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer and China’s state own enterprises. And Lighthizer has repeatedly emphasized the word “enforcement”, regarding the implementation of the agreement.
Trump is expected to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to seal the deal before March 1 dead line. But for now, there is no set dates for the meeting yet. In his state of Union Address, Trump said China has target US industries for their intellectual property for years. And, he emphasized the new trade deal must end trade practices, reduce our chronic trade deficit, and protect American jobs.
Also, Trump announced to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again in Vietnam on February 27 and 28.