U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he could let the deadline for a trade agreement "slide for a little while", but that he would prefer not to and expects to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to close the deal at some point.
If a deal is not reached by the beginning of next month then Washington is set to more than double tariffs on 200 billion dollars-worth of Chinese imports.
White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said a meeting was still possible soon, telling Fox News Channel that Trump wants a deal with China, but it must be "fair to Americans, and American workers and American interests".
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The latest leg of trade talk held next to White House between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US Treasury's Mnuchin and other US officials, had not been as productive as it was expected to be and the global markets paid a hefty price following the trade talk that ended last week. Officials have said March 1 is a "real deadline" for reaching a deal.
While China has offered to buy more U.S. soybeans and beef, officials have yet even to agree on a draft of a deal that would address key United States concerns, according to media reports.
Trump indicated that he'll wait and see what will come of the ministerial meeting that's starting on Thursday in Beijing.
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The last round of talks in Washington late last month resulted in China importing American soybeans as it implemented promises to buy more US goods.
USA negotiators will likely continue to urge China to make structural reforms and end what the US claims to be unfair trade practices.
While those purchases will provide relief to USA farmers, there has been no breakthrough on the structural issues separating the two nations, such as industrial policy, government subsidies, protection of intellectual property or forced transfers of technology. Washington is demanding far-reaching changes from China to address unfair practices it says are deeply unfair, including theft of American intellectual property and the massive Chinese trade surplus.
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Facing an economic slowdown at home, the Chinese government has a strong motivation to address American demands and put an end to the trade war.