The US President Donald Trump said Washington is under “no pressure” to achieve a trade deal with China as the prospect of new tariffs loom.
The comments come amid reports the two sides could resume talks to stave off a third round of US tariffs.
China welcomed the offer of talks and said the two countries were discussing the details, according to reports.
The US has launched a trade war against China which could see all of its exports to the US subject to duties.
“We are under no pressure to make a deal with China, they are under pressure to make a deal with us,” Mr Trump said in a tweet on Thursday.
“Our markets are surging, theirs are collapsing.”
The US and China have slapped tariffs on $50bn of one another’s goods this year in an escalating trade war…