Donald Trump's external advisor on China said on Wednesday that he did not expect a breakthrough in trade talks in the near term.
Pillsbury's comments came during a segment on CNBC's" The Exchange, "anchored by Kelly Evans. the negotiators and two Chinese vice ministers were canceled, CNBC reported, though the White House said "teams remain in touch in preparation for high-level talks" at the end of the month
Pillsbury remained optimistic about US and China
"I do not expect this to be a smooth deal. But I do not expect success because President Trump cares so much about the issue, "he said.
The US has set a March 2 deadline for negotiators to reach a deal, if tariffs are set to increase $ 200 billion in Chinese goods.