[size=36]US Treasury Secretary hopes for "fruitful" trade meetings in China[/size]
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The United States is set to increase tariffs on imports from China worth $ 200 billion to 25 percent from 10 percent if the two sides do not reach an agreement by March 1, adding to the suffering and costs in sectors such as consumer electronics and agriculture.
As he left his Beijing hotel, reporters asked Manuchen about his hopes of a visit, without elaborating on "fruitful meetings".
Manochin arrived in the Chinese capital Tuesday with US Trade Representative Robert Laitheiser.
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would allow an extension of the deadline for a trade deal before the fee increases "for a short period" but preferred not to do so and is expected to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to finalize the deal sometime.
Trump said last week he had no intention of meeting with his Chinese counterpart before the deadline for reaching an agreement with China on March 1.
Menuchin Shalhajzer is due to hold talks on Thursday and Friday with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, the country's top economic adviser.