Economic growth for the world's two largest economies hangs in the balance of US-China trade talks

Erin Ennis, senior vice president of the US-China Business Council, said it is important for the integrity of the negotiations that the two topics aren’t conflated. “Our hope is that they remain separate,” she said. “There’s always a risk they could bleed into the trade negotiations… We hope that’s not the case here. Law enforcement activities should be separate from political discussions and trade negotiations.” According to one survey the US-China Business Council published last fall, nearly three quarters of respondents said their business had been impacted by tariffs and related trade sanctions.