U.S. Says China Jeopardizes Tech Trade Tariff Talks

The United States accused China of jeopardizing talks on eliminating trade tariffs on billions of dollars of technology products due to its determination to claim dozens of exemptions. The talks are aimed at expanding a 16-year-old World Trade Organization agreement and updating it for the Internet era, cutting the import cost of a long list of items such as personal computers, laptops, telephones, fax machines, computer software, semi-conductors and many office machines.