South China Morning Post with the piece saying:

  • US and China make no progress on key trade issues in two days of deputy-level talks, sources say
  • The Chinese delegation refuses to talk about forced technology transfers, a core US grievance in the negotiations, a person with knowledge of the meetings says
  • High-level talks are expected to last for only one day, with Liu He and his team now planning to leave Washington on Thursday

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