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Omaha Steve

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Thu May 25, 2023, 08:12 AM May 2023

Chinese commerce minister to hold talks in US amid disputes over tariffs and technology [View all]

Source: AP

23 minutes ago

BEIJING (AP) — China’s commerce minister will hold talks with officials in the U.S. this week amid sharpening disputes over tariffs and technology, his ministry said Thursday.

Wang Wentao will meet with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Trade Representative Katherine Tai while in the U.S. to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum trade minister meetings on Thursday and Friday in Detroit, Michigan.

In announcing Wang’s visit, Commerce Ministry spokesperson Shu Jueting denounced a decision by Japan, a fellow APEC member, to join the U.S. and Holland in barring Chinese access to leading-edge computer chip technology.

“This is the abuse of export measures and the departure from free trade and international economic and trade rules,” Shu said. “This will severely damage the interests of Chinese and Japanese enterprises and the trade cooperation between China and Japan.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/china-us-trade-56d585e88ebd89829cb2e753d2b5c684

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