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Lighthizer, Mnuchin spoke with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Tuesday

July 09, 2019 / Kayla Tausche

Top U.S. trade officials spoke with their Chinese counterparts Tuesday as Washington and Beijing work to iron out a trade deal. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan to continue negotiations aimed at resolving the outstanding trade disputes between the world is two largest economies, according to a U.S. official. The official said both sides will continue these talks as appropriate. China is Ministry of Commerce confirmed that the call took place in a statement issued Wednesday morning local time.