1. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative:
"Very intense and very long days of discussions. Your team, was, all of your team was involved. I think we've made progress. We have much work to do if we're going to have an agreement, but we made substantial progress. We focused on both important issues which are the structural issues, that protect US intellectual property, stop import technology transfer, intellectual property protection, agricultural and services issues and enforcement, enforcement, enforcement. Both sides agree this agreement is worth nothing, if we can get an agreement, it's worth nothing without enforcement."
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2. SOUNDBITE (English) President Donald Trump:
"When President Xi and I meet we want to have it down so that we have certain points that we can discuss and I would say agree to but we're not quite at that stage yet. But all of these representatives and these representatives are coming to a conclusion, except for certain very important points and we want to make it comprehensive. We want to make a deal that we can look at and be proud of for many years, not that we have to go back and renegotiate or we left things out."
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (LYT'-hy-zur) says "substantial progress" has been made as American and Chinese negotiators wind up two days of trade talks in Washington.
The two sides are trying to make progress toward a deal by a March 1 deadline.
That's when U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods are scheduled to bump up to 25 percent from 10 percent.
President Donald Trump is trying to strike an optimistic tone after earlier in the day casting doubt on the prospects of a deal. He says "we're going to have a great trade deal."
Trump is emphasizing that China will be increasing soybean purchases and calls the purchases "music" to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's ears. He says "that's going to make our farmers very happy."