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Chinese vice-premier arrives in Washington for economic, trade consultations

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-05-16 12:45
Imports from the US are seen at a supermarket in Shanghai, April 3, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy and Vice-Premier Liu He arrived in Washington on Tuesday afternoon for economic and trade consultations with the US side at the invitation of the US government.

Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue, leads a delegation whose members come from major economic sectors of the Chinese government.

An incoming truckload of soybeans is unloaded at a farm in Fargo, North Dakota, US, Dec 6, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]

The delegation members include Governor of the People's Bank of China Yi Gang, Vice-Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission Ning Jizhe, Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Financial and Economic Affairs Liao Min, Vice-Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang, Vice-Minister of Industry and Information Technology Luo Wen, Vice-Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao, Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Jun, as well as Vice-Minister of Commerce and Deputy International Trade Representative Wang Shouwen.

Before the delegation's arrival, a Chinese working group arrived in the United States last week and engaged in intense consultations with the US side.

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