"There's a talk scheduled for today at a different level", Trump told Fox News Radio, without elaborating.
A spokesman for the United States Trade Representative could not immediately be reached for comment on the planned call. "China relationship, an unlevel playing field, and simmering retaliatory actions by Chinese authorities against American companies are creating an increasingly uncertain commercial environment", it said. By that reasoning, I might come back to the table and make a trade agreement - one that would surely be favorable to China, given Trump's desperation - and boost Trump's chances of reelection. "We'll see what happens".
But under Trump's "America First" agenda and global economic turmoil from his tariff wars, that historic unity is threatened.
The former Texas congressman said that, if elected president he would immediately eliminate Trump's tariffs against Chinese goods, demanding in exchange that China revoke its retaliatory tariffs against American products including soybeans, beef and cars, which have been hurting USA farmers and manufacturers.
Tariffs of 15 per cent on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and clothing are to take effect on Dec 15.
The comments were widely interpreted as an indication that China will not retaliate when new USA tariffs on $300 billion in goods come into effect on 1 September.
San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly said on Thursday that uncertainty and a global growth slowdown are having an impact on the USA economy and she was in "watch and see" mode in assessing the need for another US interest-rate cut.
"China has made clear that we firmly reject any escalation of the trade war and are willing to solve the problem through negotiation and collaboration with a calm attitude", Gao Feng said Thursday at a weekly ministry press briefing.
"The most important thing at the moment is to create necessary conditions for both sides to continue negotiations", he said during a weekly briefing, adding that China was lodging "solemn representation" with the United States.
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The survey showed that China remained among the top five global markets for USA companies because of its comparative size, and 97% of member companies reported increased profitability in China in 2019 despite the trade dispute.
Before announcing the tariff hikes, Trump wrote on Twitter that he would order USA companies to "immediately start looking for an alternative to China", including the relocation of manufacturing to the U.S.
He said it was in China's economic interest to accelerate the pace of reforms aimed at opening its market to foreign companies.
China has consistently denied Washington's accusations that it engages in unfair trade practices, vowing to fight back in kind and criticising U.S. measures as protectionist.
He noted that the Chinese and US trade delegations have maintained "effective" communication.
US-China Business Council President Craig Allen said losing market share is "easy", but gaining it back is very hard.
"For 25 years China's been ripping off the United States".
The survey, taken in June before Trump's call for companies to quit China, showed a majority of USA companies remained committed to the China market and few were divesting existing operations.