President Donald Trump answered trade concessions from China with what may be his own attempt to defuse the countries' trade war.
On Wednesday (September 11) Trump announced a delay on scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods pushing it back two weeks to October 15th.
On Twitter he called it a 'gesture of good will.'
The day before, Beijing said it would exempt 16 types of American products from more tariffs including animal feed ingredients and anti-cancer drugs.
Trump told reporters at the White House China's decision was a 'big move' ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington in the weeks ahead.
In all, the world's two largest economies have slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars-worth of goods in a bitter trade battle that has raised the specter of a global recession.
The gestures may help ease tension ahead of the talks but the exempted list from China pales in comparison to the over 5,000 products already subject to a 25% tariff China put in place last year.
And notably, big-ticket agricultural products like U.S. soybeans aren't on the list.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is expected to meet with top Trump trade negotiators in Washington early next month.