U.S. and China flags on puzzle pieces.
Beijing tried to boost optimism over the world's two largest economies yesterday, after days of interventions from Mr Trump and his advisers.
State Councillor Wang Yi, the Chinese government's top diplomat, said the trade talks had been extremely positive and constructive and helped in coming to a consensus that works in favor of both China and the United States.
While at the conclusion of Saturday's working dinner, both the USA and Chinese delegations said that what amounted to a trade war "truce" between the leaders had been reached, the messaging from the White House that followed seemed to only muddy the waters.
The commerce ministry's remarks came days after Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to give negotiators 90 days to resolve their trade spat. However, Wang offered no new details on what China had agreed to with the United States.
The president's optimism comes just after a day since he publicly declared himself a "Tariff Man", and stood by his protectionist trade policies even after stocks fell almost 800 points amid confusion over the result of Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
As part of the truce, Trump agreed to hold off on plans to raise the tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports to 25% beginning 1 January, leaving them at the current 10% rate.
For its part, China has said it will import more USA products to reduce its trade surplus, but no dollar amount has been publicly discussed.
Furthermore, the two countries would launch a new round of trade talks to address issues including intellectual property, technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, cyber theft, and agriculture.