The Chinese vice premier is set to travel to the U.S. later this week to continue trade talks amid recent turmoil.
China’s commerce ministry made the announcement Tuesday saying the top trade negotiator Liu He will visit the U.S. Thursday and Friday.
The announcement comes just one day after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer accused Chinese officials of abandoning certain commitments during the negotiations.
Some reports claim there have been discrepancies over whether or not the public should have access to the terms in full.
The U.S. reportedly wants the public to be able to access the terms completely, while Beijing allegedly only wants to release a summary.
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Another report suggests the Chinese would need to amend certain laws, which it does not wat to do, to put the trade deal in force.
Tariffs have also reportedly been a point of contention amid the trade talks, as the U.S. pushes to keep them in place.
President Trump weighed in on the trade talks via twitter over the weekend, accusing China of trying to renegotiate.
….of additional goods sent to us by China remain untaxed, but will be shortly, at a rate of 25%. The Tariffs paid to the USA have had little impact on product cost, mostly borne by China. The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2019
The president went on to say tariffs targeting $200 billion of Chinese goods will spike to 25% on Friday.