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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Director of National Economic Council Larry Kudlow and other Trump administration officials sit with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (L), Governor of the Central Bank, Yi Gang 2. L) and other Chinese deputy ministers and high-ranking officials for negotiations in the Diplomatic Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. The top sales representatives begin two days of personal trade talks to end a months-long trade war between the world's two largest economies. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
The trade agreement that US negotiators are seeking will have a few teeth if China backs its trade promises, as in the past, the New York Times reported.