China, US hold economic talks as trade issues heat up on the campaign trail


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BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese and U.S. officials have met in Beijing for talks on tough issues dividing the two largest economies, as trade and tariffs increasingly draw attention in the runup to the U.S. presidential election. China’s Ministry of Finance said Beijing raised objections to higher tariffs on Chinese exports, two-way investment restrictions and other limits on trade and technology during the talks by the countries' Economic Working Group. In a statement, it characterized the Monday-Tuesday talks as “constructive." Advertisement The talks sent a “positive signal,” the Global Times, a newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, said in an article...