U.S., China Trade Officials Hold First Virtual Meeting

 U.S., China Trade Officials Hold First Virtual Meeting

WASHINGTON—U.S. Trade Representative

Katherine Tai

had a candid exchange on trade issues Wednesday night with her Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, Ms. Tai’s office said.

Ms. Tai discussed the administration’s guiding principles on trade policy and her continuing review of the U.S.-China trade relationship in a virtual meeting, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said. Ms. Tai raised concerns, her office said, though it didn’t go into any detail.

Ms. Tai said she expected further discussion with Mr. Liu.

A statement from China’s Commerce Ministry described the call Wednesday as “candid, pragmatic and constructive.” It also said both sides had agreed to keep communicating.

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