Goal is to make enough progress to persuade Trump to extend his deadline.
Trump and Xi last met in December in Argentina.
No progress on US insistence on “structural changes” in areas such as Chinese technology policy, market access, IP protection.
Only postponing US tariff hikes on Chinese goods for 90 days while the two sides negotiate.
A report repeats promises to cut some tariffs and ease controls on foreign investment.
Trump administration renewed threat to place 25 per cent tariffs on US$50 billion of Chinese goods.
Trump raised hopes for the latest talks by striking a surprisingly conciliatory tone toward China.
Seen as potential leverage for progress on other trade issues and win support for upcoming North Korea meeting.
Xi positions China as a defender of free trade, despite its status as the most-closed major economy.
Beijing has threatened to retaliate if Washington follows through with its proposed tariffs.
Rebukes protectionism, will strive to build a new model of major-country relations with the US.
Co-operation was the “only correct choice” for China and the US.
China’s cities are among the world’s dirtiest after three decades of explosive economic growth
Cyber attacks and China’s moves in East and South China seas still hot buttons
China fires senior official linked to corruption probe into state-owned oil giant.