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China, US trade negotiators resume talks in Beijing

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, third from left, is escorted by bodyguards and a delegation leaves a hotel in Beijing, Friday, March 29, 2019. U.S. trade negotiators lead by Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrived in Beijing to start a new round of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over China's technology ambitions as officials hint they might be making progress. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 28, 2019 - 7:13 PM

BEIJING - Trade negotiators from China and the U.S. are resuming talks to try to resolve their tariff dispute over China's technology ambitions.

Representatives of both sides arrived Friday morning at a government guest house in western Beijing where they posed for photos but did not comment about the state of negotiations in front of reporters.

President Donald Trump expressed optimism about the talks last week, saying, "we're getting very close." The chief American envoy, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, said this week questions about details and enforcement remained.

Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attended a working dinner Thursday night with their Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, who is to travel to Washington next week. Talks are due to last the entire day Friday.

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