US President Donald Trump has said he does not blame China for the "unfair" trade relationship between the countries, despite long railing against the economic imbalance.
Speaking in Beijing, he gave China "credit" for working to benefit its citizens by taking advantage of the US.
He spoke alongside China's president as the US leader continued his tour through Asia.
The pair also signed $250 billion worth of business deals.
However, some of the agreements are non-binding, and it was not immediately clear how many represent new or final contracts.