it also remains unclear if the two presidents will meet anytime soon. One US official said the two countries were working to set up a meeting between Xi and Trump at the end of February.
But Mnuchin said nothing has been scheduled as the US awaits to see how much progress can be achieved next week.
"Right now the intent is that we meet this March 1st deadline," said Mnuchin. "If there are remaining issues that we can't get closed I think President Trump expects that he's gonna sit down with President Xi and address those issues and we'll figure out if needs to do that."