China seeks to narrow trade talks with US, put aside Huawei and security issues

“The U.S. has declared the company a national security threat and put it on a export blacklist” reports China will reportedly try to separate trade issues and national security ones from the upcoming round of negotiations set to begin in Washington, D.C. Beijing officials hope sectioning off the issues will break a stalemate in the talks.China had previously made gaining relief for Huawei a precondition in talks, while the Trump administration had contended that the company’s status was a separate national security matter.Beijing will limit Vice Premier Liu He, the country’s top negotiator, to talking on trade issues next week and it will put security issues in the hands of a second negotiation team, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.

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