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Trade talks between the U.S. and China have been characterized by "good intent and spirit on both sides", President Donald Trump said on Thursday. Vietnam has been discussed as a potential venue, so adding a stop to bargain with Xi might work, some analysts said.

A little over three years ago, Beijing launched a strategic plan dubbed "Made in China 2025" that aimed to make the nation the global leader in aerospace, robotics, artificial intelligence, new-generation autos and other areas - sectors United States officials say now represent the "crown jewels" of American technology and innovation.

A crucial component of any progress in the talks, according to top Trump administration officials, is agreement on a mechanism to verify and "enforce" China's follow-through on any reform pledges that it makes.

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (second right) sits across from China's Vice Premier Liu He (left) during the US-China Trade Talks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, January 30, 2019.

"Trump is the kind of guy who's never going to accept that the deal is good enough unless he's in the room cutting the deal", Wilder said, calling a summit "the inevitable conclusion" of the trade conflict.

The US and China opened a pivotal round of high-level talks on Wednesday aimed at digging out from their months-long trade war amid deep differences over Chinese practices on intellectual property and technology transfer. While trade wonks don't expect major breakthroughs, the hope is the two sides will at least keep talking after President Donald Trump agreed in December to postpone a steep hike in tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods. China has signaled a willingness to buy more American products, such as soybeans and natural gas. The meeting underscores the dialogue's seriousness.

His profile contrasts with the usual resume of a top Chinese official: he is an economist who graduated from the prestigious USA university Harvard. -China trade talks. Reuters reported that groups, such as the U.S.

"Looking for China to open their Markets not only to Financial Services, which they are now doing, but also to our Manufacturing, Farmers and other United States businesses and industries". The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 8 per cent since early October, though it has rebounded since Christmas.

A deal for additional Chinese purchases of American goods can be completed quickly.

On Monday, the Justice Department unsealed an indictment against Chinese telecom giant Huawei, accusing the company of trying to steal trade secrets from the T-Mobile company. "Any deal that does not include China opening its markets for manufacturing and agricultural products to USA producers will be" unacceptable", the president wrote.

"A comprehensive deal that fundamentally changes their system - I don't think that's possible", said Christopher Adams, a former USA trade official specializing in China and now a senior adviser at the law firm Covington.

"No final deal will be made until my friend President Xi, and I, meet in the near future to discuss and agree on some of the long-standing and more hard points".

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