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Top Trump Adviser Navarro to Take Part in China Talks After All

  • White House official says Navarro to join meetings with Liu
  • Navarro was said to have been sidelined after trip to Beijing
Bloomberg business news
Mizuho Securities Asia Chief Asia Economist Jianguang Shen discusses U.S. and China trade relations.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro will take part in talks this week with China’s top economic envoy aimed at defusing a brewing trade war with the U.S., a White House official said, indicating a shift from earlier plans.

Navarro had initially been excluded from the negotiations with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He over concerns about his behavior on a trip to Beijing two weeks ago as part of the trade delegation, two administration officials said. It isn’t clear why the administration decided to reinstate him in the talks or what role he’ll play.