Washington — A new round of talks between the US and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, says the White House. The talks follow a round of negotiations that ended in Beijing last week without a deal but which officials said achieved progress on contentious issues between the world’s two largest economies. The talks were aimed at “achieving needed structural changes in China that affect trade between the US and China. The two sides will also discuss China’s pledge to purchase a substantial amount of goods and services from the US,” the White House said. The higher-level talks will start on Thursday and be led by US trade representative Robert Lighthizer, a strong proponent of pressing China to end practices that the US says include forced technology transfers from US companies and intellectual property theft. China, which denies that it engages in such practices, said Vice-President Li...

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