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U.S., China Set for Trade Brawl in Geneva

  • World Trade Organization holds general council meeting Tuesday
  • Chinese officials expected to criticize U.S. over tariffs
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Chinese President Xi’s top economic adviser plans to visit Washington for trade talks. Bloomberg’s Curran reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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The U.S. and China are set to clash in Geneva on Tuesday as envoys from the world’s two largest economies address the World Trade Organization amid threats of a trade war.

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Xiangchen will criticize Washington’s proposed tariffs on $150 billion of Chinese goods as well as levies on steel and aluminum that went into effect in March, according to an agenda of the meeting. Zhang’s U.S. counterpart, Dennis Shea, is expected to defend the measures and find fault with Beijing’s retaliation.