1. Pan, U.S. President Donald Trump walks out of Oval Office toward reporters
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"So, we just completed a negotiation with China. We're doing very well. We're having another one tomorrow. I'm meeting with the Vice Premier over at the White House. And I think it's going really well. I will say, I think it's going really well. So we had a very, very good negotiation with China. They'll be speaking a little bit later but they're basically wrapping it up and we're going to see them tomorrow right here. And it's going very well."
3. Wide, Trump speaking
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"China has to do whatever they want. If they want to look into something they can look into it. If they don't want to look into it they don't have to. Frankly, as far as I'm concerned if China wants to look into something I think that's great. And if they don't want to I think that's great too. That's up to China."
5. Cutaway reporters
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"(Reporter: Which of the three choices on Syria that you've just articulated in a tweet, do you think you will follow?)
Perhaps the last one, I hope. I hope the last one. Of the three, I hope it's gonna be the last one. Look, we have no soldiers in Syria. We've won. We beat ISIS and we beat them badly and decisively. We have no soldiers. The last thing I want to do is bring thousands and thousands of soldiers in and defeat everybody again. We've already done that. So, what we have is really two choices you have the choice of bringing in the military and defeating everybody again. Or you have the choice of financially doing some very strong things to Turkey, so that they take it a little bit easy on really competition that is I don't think it's being fairly treated in many ways. OK? We have a very good relationship with Kurds or we can mediate. I hope we can mediate, John. I hope we can mediate
(Reporter: Has Turkey gone beyond the limits in Syria so far?)
Turkey knows where I stand and the last thing what ... OK. Very simple. We had a big victory. We left the area. I don't think the American people want to see us go back in with our military, go back into that area again. We won. We left the area. I don't think we want to go back in. Let's see what happens. We are going to possibly do something very, very tough with respect to sanctions and other financial things."
President Donald Trump gives an upbeat assessment of ongoing talks between U.S. and Chinese officials.
Trump says he will meet at the White House on Friday with the leader of the Chinese negotiating team now in Washington for the latest round of talks aimed at ending a 15-month trade battle that is weighing on the global economy.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is leading the delegation in negotiations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The 13th round of talks began Thursday.
The world's two biggest economies are deadlocked over U.S. allegations that China steals technology and pressures foreign companies to hand over trade secrets as part of a sharp-elbowed drive to become a world leader in advanced industries such as robotics and self-driving cars.
As Turkey's incursion into Syria continued into its second day, Trump is telling reporters that the U.S. has only two choices: Send in U.S. troops to stop the fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces who helped America fight the Islamic State or hit Ankara hard with financial sanctions.
Earlier he tweeted a third option: "Mediate a deal between Turkey and the Kurds!"
Trump was roundly criticized by Democrats and Republicans for moving U.S. troops back from northern Syria so they would not get harmed in Turkey's planned incursion against the Kurds, who it sees as terrorists.
Trump says Turkey knows he does not support the invasion. And Trump says he doesn't think the American people want to send troops there. He told reporters: "I hope we can mediate."