Washington — US trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin will return to Beijing next week as the US and China inch towards resolving their trade war, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. The renewed shuttle diplomacy is a sign of progress in the talks after several weeks in which momentum towards a resolution appeared to have slowed. Following the renewed talks in Beijing, Chinese trade envoy Liu He will return to Washington the following week, with talks in their final stages, The Wall Street Journal reported. US President Donald Trump said the meetings were going “very well”, reiterating the positive message of recent months. But Trump also said last week that he was in “no rush” to strike a bargain, insisting any deal had to do more than make cosmetic changes, while also saying an outcome one way or the other was likely to occur in “three to four weeks”. US and Chinese officials in recent weeks have alternated between projecting op...

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