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In a gated story, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) quoted the Trump administration officials, as saying that the US Trade Representative Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin plan to visit Beijing next week to meet with the Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.

The meeting seeks to close a deal by late April to end the yearlong US-China trade dispute.  

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“Mr. Trump vowed last week to walk away from a deal lie considered insufficient.  

But behind the scenes, the President has been pressing Mr. Lighthizer to finish a deal, people familiar with the discussions said.”  

“When can you get a deal done?” Mr. Trump asked the trade representative in a March 12 exchange, these people said. “Two or three weeks,” Mr. Lighthizer replied. Earlier in the day, Mr. Lighthizer had told the Senate Finance Committee, “Our hope is we are in the final weeks of an agreement.”