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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (C) is leaving the hotel with his negotiating team on the way to high-level trade talks in Beijing on February 14, 2019.
China and the United States launched high-level trade talks in Beijing on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said.
The talks will be led by Chinese Vice Prime Minister Liu He, US Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and will end on Friday, Xinhua said in a brief report.
"I look forward to discussions today," Mnuchin told reporters as he left his hotel. He did not elaborate.