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US, China hold 2nd day of talks with no tariff decision

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer walk together as they leave their hotel in Beijing, Frid...
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened talks Thursday on ...
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, second from left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, fourth from left, walk together as they lea...
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center right, walk together as they leave their ...
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer walk together as they leave their hotel in Beijing, Frid...
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer walk together as they leave their hotel in Beijing, Frid...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer walk together as they leave their hotel in Beijing, Frid...

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened talks Thursday on ...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, second from left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, fourth from left, walk together as they lea...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center right, walk together as they leave their ...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer walk together as they leave their hotel in Beijing, Frid...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer walk together as they leave their hotel in Beijing, Frid...

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese envoys are holding a second day of trade talks after the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump said he has yet to decide whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff increase on imports from China.

Business groups and economists say the two days of negotiations due to run through Friday are too brief to resolve a sprawling dispute over Beijing's technology ambitions. They say China's goal is to persuade Trump to push back the March 2 deadline.

Trump's economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, told reporters in Washington the "vibe is good" in the talks, but he said Trump has made no decision on whether to escalate the dispute by letting the March 2 tariff hike go ahead.

Both sides have expressed optimism without releasing details.


Updated : 2021-08-02 21:35 GMT+08:00