"We're not talking about removing them, we're talking about leaving them for a long time," Trump said Wednesday. "Because we need to make sure that we make the deal with China that China lives off the deal because there were many problems living on certain deals."
The US and China, the two largest economies in the world , are trying to negotiate a solution to their trade dispute that has escalated dramatically, year after year, in which both sides have introduced new tariffs on large parts of each other's exports.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and sales representative Robert Lighthizer will travel to Beijing for talks to conclude an agreement between the two countries. It is expected that a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He will come to Washington for further talks.
The negotiations had been interrupted when the two sides tried to overcome the disagreements over the compatibility of the United States China sticks to every deal. US concerns about how China tackles American technology and business secrets was also a sticking point.
Target for End of April
The Trump government accuses China of long-standing complaints of theft of valuable commercial information from cyberattacks and forces American companies to surrender proprietary technology in return for access to Chinese markets.
The Trump government representative told CNN this week that both sides are hoping to reach an agreement to be signed at a summit in late April at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he previously hired the Chinese President Xi Jinping had received in 2017
But this optimism soon followed the bargaining break.
On Wednesday, Trump said the deal was "making good progress," adding, "Let's get our top representatives to go there this weekend to push the deal."
Sarah Westwood and Kevin Liptak wore to this report.