Washington: President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 4, 2019. AP/PTI(AP4_5_2019_000007B)
Washington: President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 4, 2019. AP/PTI(AP4_5_2019_000007B)

Beijing: China confirmed on Tuesday that top trade negotiator Liu He will visit the United States for a new round of talks this week despite a US pledge to go ahead with a tariff hike.

The commerce ministry said in a statement that Liu will be in the US on Thursday and Friday for the 11th round of high-level negotiations.

The talks had originally been expected to begin on Wednesday and China had not confirmed whether Liu would still travel to Washington after President Donald Trump said he would hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday.

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