Earlier this month, the U.S. presented China with a list of demands that tackle allegations of intellectual property theft and other trade policies Washington considers unfair, which had sparked the initial "trade war" concerns as the two countries were imposing tens of billions of dollars in tariffs on each other.
DeBusk, a former Commerce Department assistant secretary for export enforcement, said Trump's announcement indicates "he is looking to accomplish his objectives on trade with China on a much larger level".
"President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast".
This week's meetings follow U.S.
One area the world's two most powerful economies likely won't be able to address during discussions this week is China's practice of what is known as technology mercantilism, in which it distorts policies and systems in order to expand domestic technology production.
The negotiations would also ease roadblocks in China faced by a USA semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc., whose proposed acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV of the Netherlands has been held up by Beijing.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said on Monday that it will hold public hearings on the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on approximately 50 billion U.S. dollars worth of imported Chinese goods from Tuesday to Thursday.
Kudlow also said that the United States and China should both take down trade barriers as part of any agreement.
ZTE should not be operating in the United States and should not have easy access to American technology, Rubio said. Last month, the U.S. Commerce Department banned it from buying U.S. technology or components for seven years after it misled regulators by failing to discipline employees involved in illegal exports and instead paid them bonuses.
In retaliation, China announced its decision to impose 25 per cent tariffs on a total of 106 goods imported from the US. By cutting off access to USA suppliers of essential components such as microchips, the ban threatens ZTE's existence, the company has said. -China trade talks in Beijing earlier this month where the two countries failed to reach an agreement on the long list of US demands.
As part of this, they also entered into an agreement with the USA government. "You should care more about our national security than Chinese jobs", Schiff said in a tweet directed at Trump.