In the case of Argentina and Brazil, Trump wants to tariff their steel and aluminum.
Waiting until the election in November 2020 to sign a trade agreement "takes off the table something that they [Beijing] may think gives them some leverage", Ross told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street".
The president has previously suggested that China wanted to wait until after the election to negotiate a deal.
"We can't afford - we must not permit any country, China or whoever - to willy-nilly steal our breakthroughs in technology and advanced microprocessing related to 5G", Kudlow said, referring to a major sticking point in the negotiations: the USA alleges that China either steals American firms' technology secrets or forces them to cough them up in return for access to their giant consumer market.
Gao said negotiators are in "close communication" but he had no other details. China has counterpunched by taxing $120 billion in US imports. The White House has yet to say whether Trump would sign or veto the bill, which contains a provision allowing the president to waive sanctions if he determines that to be in the national interest.
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On Dec. 15, additional USA tariffs are set to kick in on many Chinese-made items, including smartphones and toys.
Investors were hoping for a new deal since new tariffs on Chinese goods start December 15th, according to the AP.
Earlier on Tuesday, Chinese state media said the government would soon publish a list of "unreliable entities" that could lead to sanctions against US companies, signaling trade talks between the two nations are increasingly under threat from disputes over human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
Chinese companies had already "imported certain quantities of goods from the United States", the statement said. Later on, France's finance minister said the European Union was ready to retaliate.
"Well, we'll have to see. I watch jobs. Jobs are what I watch; I watch making the proper deal", he said. That will extend penalties to nearly everything the United States buys from China.
When asked whether the crisis in Hong Kong and the persecution of Muslim minorities in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang will be addressed as part of the trade deal, Pence told Fox Business that United States had spoken out clearly with respect to these two issues.