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Ambassador Marantis Is In Beijing, China for Bilateral Meetings

Deputy United States Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis is in Beijing, China this week for a series of bilateral meetings related to trade and investment issues.  On Tuesday, working toward this year’s session of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, he co-chaired the Industries and Competitiveness Dialogue with Deputy Undersecretary Secretary Michelle O'Neill and with Vice Minister Lou Qinjian from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The Tuesday morning session involved discussion on how best to foster innovation, including the key role played by innovative small- and medium-sized businesses.  The afternoon's discussion covered a range of trade topics, including the United States' serious concerns with the direction of China's indigenous innovation policies.