US and China trade officials set to hold critical negotiations

For Beijing, it will be almost impossible to meet all of these US demands without essentially giving up on its economic model, which is what makes them so thorny. “This is going to be what determines whether any of this is successful,” said Erin Ennis, senior vice-president at the US-China Business Council in Washington. “To get into that level of detail and genuinely be able to agree on what the problem is, what the solution is, and how you evaluate that, could be a game-changer.”