However, his outspoken comments in previous meetings and reports that he sparred with other U.S. officials, caused him to be left on the sidelines of some talks.
The report also said that the law could help attract more foreign investment to China, protect foreign investors' legal rights and interests, and provide a favorable business environment.
Trump said in one of his morning tweets: "Tariffs on the 'dumping" of Steel in the United States have totally revived our Steel Industry.
U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Thursday that a trade deal with China would be unacceptable unless Beijing opened its markets to U.S. financial services, manufacturing, agriculture and other industries. The sides planned to engage in 90 days of negotiations with a view to achieving needed structural changes in China that affect trade between the two countries.
The U.S. and China - the world's largest economies - engaged in a bitter tariff fight a year ago over a number of issues including the their bilateral trade imbalance, alleged intellectual property theft by Chinese firms and Beijing's industrial subsidies that put American firms at a disadvantage.
Trade talks between the U.S. and China have been characterized by "good intent and spirit on both sides", President Donald Trump said on Thursday. China has signaled a willingness to buy more American products, such as soybeans and natural gas.More news: Kyle Fuller's INT top highlight for Bears in NFC's Pro Bowl loss
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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and a heavyweight economic team that includes People's Bank Governor Yi Gang and Commerce Vice Minister Wang Shouwen are scheduled to hold two days of meetings. The meeting underscores the dialogue's seriousness.
China's economy was slowing even before the USA tariffs began depressing demand for its exports, so the trade war is making a hard situation worse for Xi. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 8 per cent since early October, though it has rebounded since Christmas.
A deal for additional Chinese purchases of American goods can be completed quickly. Since then, the two countries have exchanged several rounds of trade tariffs, levying duties on hundreds of billions of dollars of goods. "This is either going to be a very big deal, or it's going to be a deal that we'll just postpone for a little while", Trump told reporters at the White House, without elaborating.
"The best hope for getting a deal is a face-to face-meeting" between the two leaders, said Brookings Institution China scholar David Dollar.
He added: "China's representatives and I are trying to do a complete deal, leaving NOTHING unresolved on the table".
"Our sense from our discussions last week in China is that China is struggling to come up with anything on the technology transfer side, and from our standpoint that's problematic", Myron Brilliant, the chamber's head of worldwide affairs, said.