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Amid disagreements over tariffs and technology, the Chinese minister of commerce will hold discussions in the US

China’s top trade envoy, Vice Premier Liu He, will hold talks with U.S. officials in Washington this week as the two sides seek to end a trade war that has dragged on for more than a year.

The two sides have been locked in a tense trade dispute since the U.S. imposed tariffs on Chinese imports in 2018. The U.S. accuses China of unfair trade practices and technology theft, while China has retaliated with tariffs of its own.

The talks will focus on finding a way to end the tariffs and technology disputes that have resulted in a trade war.

The meeting will come just days after the U.S. and China announced they had reached a partial trade agreement, which includes China’s commitment to purchase $200 billion in U.S. agricultural and manufactured goods.

It is unclear whether the two sides will be able to come to an agreement on other issues, such as Huawei’s access to U.S. technology, forced technology transfer, and Beijing’s subsidies to its companies.

Analysts are hopeful that the two sides will be able to reach a breakthrough in their long drawn-out dispute, but caution that there is no guarantee that a resolution will be achieved.