The Wall Street Journal: U.S., China make further progress in trade talks, but hurdles remain

Negotiators made headway on thorny issues in the U.S.-China trade dispute, including access to key markets and how to roll back punitive tariffs, as both sides prepare for talks they hope will clinch a deal. Chinese subsidies and other sticking points remain, however.

On a brief trip to Beijing this week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese negotiators explored ways to bridge the divide on several longstanding issues, according to people close to the talks. That list covers foreign access to China’s cloud-computing market and what portion of the tariffs both sides have levied on each other’s goods will remain in place, these people said.

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