President Donald Trump plans to ink the “phase one” trade deal with China at the White House on Jan. 15. The president said “high level representatives of China” will attend the signing. Trump added that he will travel to Beijing “at a later date” to start talks toward a second piece of the trade pact.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request to comment on which top Chinese officials will be present at the signing. Reports this week indicated Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s top trade negotiator, could sign the agreement.
I will be signing our very large and comprehensive Phase One Trade Deal with China on January 15. The ceremony will take place at the White House. High level representatives of China will be present. At a later date I will be going to Beijing where talks will begin on Phase Two!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019