Lighthizer, asked about US-China ties during a hearing of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, said the issue of decoupling was "a complicated one". Trump repeatedly has expressed irritation with China, saying last month he had "lost a little flavor" for the trade deal and threatening to "cut off the whole relationship".
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Observers say Trump could rush to achieve some kind of trade deal to appeal to voters ahead of the November presidential election, and that such a U.S. approach could affect the next round of talks with Japan.
Trump has also ramped up his rhetoric against Beijing as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the U.S. Trump refers to the illness as the "plague from China", and has accused the country of withholding important information in the early days of the outbreak.
WASHINGTON:US trade talks with the European Union and Britain have stalled in part due to suspicions of poor American food standards, Washington's chief negotiator said Wednesday. That was a policy option years ago, but I don't think it's a policy or reasonable policy option at this point. "I think you will see supply chains come back as a result of US policy".
"Thank you!" Mr Trump tweeted.
Meanwhile, Trump's former national security adviser, John Bolton, has cast new light on the deal by alleging that Trump told Chinese counterparts to help him win re-election by buying more US farm products.
Multinational corporations that "thought they were so clever running these supply chains all over the world rather than making the stuff in the United States now realize they were taking on substantially more risk than they thought they were", he said. -China trade deal calls for China to buy $200 billion in additional US goods and services over two years, but skeptics say the pandemic and resulting economic slowdowns will make it hard for Beijing to reach its targets for this year.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that a senior Chinese official also confirmed to him Beijing's commitment to phase one, which includes China stepping up purchases of USA products. "You'll see a reduction in aggressive behavior or not", Mr Stilwell told reporters.
"The trade deal â€" the Chinese have recommitted to that numerous times. and they insist that they will follow through", Stilwell said.
"We'll see in the next week or two, or however long it takes, (if) they begin to live up to their commitments", he said.
China described the Hawaii talks as "constructive", but its Foreign Ministry said Yang told Pompeo that Washington needed to respect Beijing's positions on key issues and halt its interference in matters such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Xinjiang, while working to fix relations.