US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and People's Bank of China Governor Yi Gang are due to hold routine talks on various issues and then break away for their discussion on trade amid a row between the world's two largest economies.
Trade talks between the US and China end without a deal, but negotiators from both sides say they held "constructive" talks that went "fairly well" after the US raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods and Beijing promised to retaliate.
The talks were thrown into disarray this week after top US trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused the Chinese of reneging on commitments they made earlier.
China says its top trade negotiator and vice premier Liu He will visit Washington for a new round of talks this week despite a US pledge to go ahead with a tariff hike on Chinese goods.
As Beijing and Washington head for another - and probably final - round of trade talks, here’s a recap of what has already happened.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal in which he pledged to make "a final decision" on whether to provide Trump's tax records by May 6.
After the Trump administration has already missed an initial April 10 deadline for providing the tax records, US congressional Democrats set a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers.
Top officials from the world's two biggest economies held two days of talks, hoping to at least create sufficient goodwill to stave off an escalation of their tariff war. The talks ended without any signs of specific progress.
Venezuela's self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaido, ordered Congress to change leadership at the state oil company PDVSA, following US sanctions on the oil sector.
China's Foreign Ministry urged the United States to stop "unreasonable suppression" of Chinese companies, including Huawei, and to lift an arrest warrant against Meng.
An incredible day on Wall Street, which saw major indexes finishing at least 5 percent higher, spurred early gains in Asia on Thursday as some traders returned from a Christmas break.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the nine firms and people being added to the US blacklist are "critical actors" in a scheme to support Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad. Officials in Moscow dismiss the sanctions as illegal.
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