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Yellen, Top Chinese Official to Meet, Try to Smooth Economic Ties

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will meet with senior Chinese official Liu He this week as the two superpowers try to rekindle a relationship that accounts for much of the world’s economic activity but has grown tense over technology access, trade policy and Taiwan.

The pair will meet Wednesday in Zurich, where Ms. Yellen is stopping ahead of a multicountry tour through Africa that is aimed in part at countering China’s influence on the continent.

Mr. Liu, who is expected to step down from his post in March but is close to Chinese President Xi Jinping, is expected to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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