The office of US Trade Representative Catherine Tai announced that she held a virtual meeting with Chinese Vice Prime Minister Liu He, during which they discussed bilateral trade relations between the two countries and worked to resolve some outstanding differences.
According to a statement issued by the office, the two sides reviewed what was done during the first phase of the trade agreement between the two countries, which was concluded during the rule of former US President Donald Trump last year 2020.
US sources indicated that during the meeting, Tai raised some concerns with the US administration about what it called inappropriate trade policies and practices on the part of China and its failure to fulfill the commitments it made under that first stage.
This meeting comes amid tensions in relations between the two countries over a number of areas, including Taiwan and human rights, adding to previous tensions during the administration of Donald Trump, when it significantly raised tariffs on China, which reciprocated treatment on some American products.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has kept Trump’s tariffs on China but has indicated a willingness to negotiate.
The article was written in Al Borsa newspaper, the American trade representative holds a virtual meeting with China to resolve some outstanding disputes.