China's foreign adviser to US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he had not expected a breakthrough in trade talks in the short term.
However, the meeting between US negotiators and two Chinese deputy ministers has been canceled, CNBC reported. The White House said, "the teams stay in touch at the end of the month to prepare for high-level talks."
Pillsbury remained optimistic that the US and China would reach a deal in the longer term.
"I do not expect this to be a smooth deal, but I expect success because President Trump cares so much about the matter," he said.
The US set a deadline for negotiators to reach a deal on March 2; If no agreement is reached, the tariffs on Chinese goods will rise to $ 200 billion.