The trade war is a common topic on Chinese social networks, a popular internet meme thanos, a villain of Marvel Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe, who erases half of the entire life in the universe with the Infinity Gauntlet, jokes that Trump will wipe out half of Chinese investors in the same way.   April 6-7, 2017: Xi visits Trump`s mar-a-Lago property in Florida, where they agree to put in place a 100-day action plan to address trade differences. The two countries agreed to continue to communicate on related trade issues and discussed details of the 13th round of high-level bilateral economic and trade consultations scheduled for October, according to state media. Mr. Trump`s statements responded to a question about a report in Hong Kong`s South China Morning Post that China wants to resume negotiations on the trade deal in order to make conditions more favorable to Beijing. “Is this something you would be interested in?” he was asked. Chinese politicians and continental economists are divided over the trade war.    In an August 2019 NPR article, while some leaders of the People`s Republic of China argued for a quick solution to the trade war to save China`s economy, others said the country should retaliate against the United States and avoid an agreement at all costs.  Day 441-442: September 19-20, 2019 – Trade negotiations between the United States and China in Washington also loosen licensing, inspection and registration rules that the United States considers trade barriers. The amendments cover products such as meat, poultry, pet food, seafood, feed, baby food, dairy products and biotechnology. Day 427: 5 September 2019 – China and the United States agree on the 13th round of trade negotiations More than 600 companies and trade associations, including manufacturers, retailers and technology companies, wrote to Trump in mid-2019 asking him to abolish tariffs and end the trade war, declaring that higher tariffs would have “significant repercussions negative and long-term impact on businesses, farmers, families and the U.S. economy.”  A September 2018 article by Brahma Chellaney stated that the U.S. trade war with China should not mask broader pressure against China`s mercantile trade, investment and credit practices.
 During the 2016 presidential campaign, a consequential waiver of then-candidate Trump was to refer to U.S. trade with China and the agreements that helped cause the loss of U.S. production and intellectual property jobs. He said China was responsible for the “biggest theft in the history of the world” and lamented the U.S. trade deficit with China, which saw $346 billion in 2016. He said: “We can no longer let China violate our country.” Building on Donald Trump`s image as the ultimate dealmaker, his campaign has released a strategy to reform U.S.-China trade relations, promising to “make a better deal with China to help American businesses and workers compete.” Trump has presented a four-part plan to reach a better deal with China: make China a monetary manipulator; to confront China with regard to intellectual property and forced technology transfer problems; ending China`s use of export subsidies and lax labour and environmental standards; and to reduce the U.S. corporate tax rate to make U.S. production more competitive.
Discussions focused on goodwill, such as China`s promises to buy U.S. soybeans, pork, ethanol and other agricultural raw materials, and the U.S. promise to ease sanctions against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.