The next round of US-China trade talks will resume Wednesday and Thursday in Washington to try to find a way out of the tariff battle between the two powers.
Trump tweets the meetings are "going well with good intent and spirit on both sides", even though the odds seem stacked against any substantive resolution.
Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on $200 billion of goods to 25 percent from 10 percent on March 2 if an agreement can not be reached.
A new round of talks with Beijing are taking place this week in Washington.
The United States has accused China of hiding some trade-distorting subsidy programs from worldwide scrutiny while disclosing others it does not need to, according to a document circulated on Wednesday at the World Trade Organization.
China's top economic official Vice Premier Liu He is part of the delegation in the U.S. January 30 and 31.
Trump said any deal must include China opening its market to US financial institutions, manufacturing and agriculture as well as other unspecified "businesses and industries".
President Donald Trump has threatened to extend the tariffs to an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods. "Any deal that does not include China opening its markets for manufacturing and agricultural products to USA producers will be" unacceptable", the president wrote.
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They're coming to the White House for a meeting with Trump on Thursday afternoon.
Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs affect most countries, including China, with the notable exceptions of Argentina and Australia.
"All of the many problems are being discussed and will be hopefully resolved", he said. "This is either going to be a very big deal, or it's going to be a deal that we'll just postpone for a little while", Trump told reporters at the White House, without elaborating.
A Chinese delegation is in Washington this week to discuss the broad strokes of an agreement to end the trade war the two countries have fighting for almost a year. "Rob the American company of its intellectual property, replicate that technology and replace the American company in the Chinese market and, one day, in the global market".
But US officials don't believe that this will hinder the trade negotiations.
The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports, reported NPR.
A crucial component of any progress in the talks, according to US officials, is agreement on a mechanism to verify and enforce China's follow-through on any reform pledges.
Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin attended this high-level economic and trade consultations.
The president has often complained about the USA trade deficit with China - $335 billion in 2017 and on pace to surpass that for 2018.