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Vice-premier to co-chair China-US trade talks

Updated: 2012-12-12 17:39

BEIJING - Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Qishan will co-chair the 23rd China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade in Washington from Dec 18 to 19, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Wednesday.

Wang will co-chair the meeting with US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank and Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Hong said at a regular daily news briefing.

Established in 1983, the JCCT is a platform for China and the United States to promote trade relations and address issues of mutual concern.

The 22nd China-US JCCT was held in China's southwestern city of Chengdu from Nov 20 to 21, 2011.