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Yu Jienhua is China's new representative on trade issues

China's government has named Deputy Commerce Minister Yu Jienhua as the country's new representative on trade issues. He has held various positions at the ministry, including the post of trade adviser for Europe, and since 2017 has been deputy minister.
His new appointment could be interpreted as a sign to Brussels that Beijing would like to work more actively to finalise the investment treaty signed at the end of last year, Radio China reports.

Yu Jienhua is likely to participate in future trade talks with the United States, which have been held so far by Deputy Prime Minister Liu He.

At present, China has three main tasks in the field of international trade — the faster ratification and entry into force of the Agreement of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RVIP), the final definition of the clauses in the Sino-European Investment Treaty and renewal of trade negotiations with the new administration in the United States, which practically stopped in the last year.

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