William Zarit, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, said communication was critical to the U.S.-China economic relationship.

The Trump administration thought past communication mechanisms, including the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, strategic and economic dialogue as well as talks at both working and senior levels, were ineffective and has sought to create a more comprehensive economic dialogue, said Zarit.

“But nobody is talking about it now. I am hoping that we will reestablish good communications at all levels on the bilateral economic relationship,” he said.

According to its chairman, the American Chamber of Commerce in China established three policy priorities which it thought would be constructive approaches to improving commercial ties: building trust through clarity and consistency, promoting development through open investment, and stimulating innovation through global cooperation.