China's trade surplus with the United States, which is at the center of their dispute, rose to $323.32 billion past year, the biggest on record going back to 2006.
Yet some USA -based fund managers from firms including Wells Fargo Asset Management, Causeway Capital Management and Janus Henderson Investors say they are becoming more bullish on China regardless of whether a trade agreement is reached over the next few months.
In the tweet, he said the USA had "made substantial progress" on many important issues in its trade talks with China, including intellectual property rights, technology transfer, agriculture and currency exchange.
Without a delay to the March 1st deadline, the 90-day trade truce agreed upon by President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in December on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina would have come to an end. and import duties on 200 billion USA dollars worth of Chinese goods would have jumped from 10 percent to 25 percent. "We want to make a deal that's great for both countries and that's really what we're going to be doing". "A very good weekend for U.S. & China!" he added.
About 10 percent of the chamber's members favoured raising tariffs rates on those $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent after the original March 1 deadline agreed to by Trump and Xi in December.
While the president announced a March 1 deadline for the proposed punitive tariffs would be delayed, he did not indicate if a later deadline would be imposed if the trade talks were to suddenly stall.
Washington accuses Beijing of stealing or pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology.
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The United States and its trading partners in Europe and Japan had also complained that Beijing's designs on government backed companies competing on the world stage in tech and robotics markets violated China's free trade obligations.
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The tweets came following several days of negotiations in Washington led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and China Vice Premier Liu He.
Trump administration officials have pointed to China's industrial subsidies, numerous regulations, business licensing procedures, product standards reviews and other practices as non-tariff barriers to trade.
He has made positive comments over the third round of U.S.
Trump's constant exhortations for American businesses to move their operations back home, coupled with Chinese President Xi Jinping's calls for "self reliance", have only exacerbated business concerns about a protracted trade war leading to what is sometimes called economic "decoupling" - the world's two biggest economies trying to separate from each other.
Nearly 53 percent of respondents favored leaving the tariffs in place or increasing them to 25 percent as a way to keep the pressure on China while the negotiations continue; another 43 percent said they should be removed.