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China vice finance minister to head to U.S. for trade talks on Wednesday

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund in Shanghai

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's vice finance minister will lead a delegation to visit the United States on Wednesday for trade talks, China's commerce ministry said on Tuesday.

The visit by Liao Min will pave the way for the China-U.S. high-level economic and trade consultations in October in Washington, it said. The talks are aimed at resolving a bitter trade war that has dragged on for over a year and hurt global growth.

Liao is also deputy director of the Office of the Central Commission for Financial and Economic Affairs.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)