Chinese officials cut short their trip to the US and canceled plans to visit American farmers next week.
Officials said they had to return to China earlier than planned and would no longer visit the Midwest.
Trump administration officials were meeting with their Chinese counterparts in Washington.
The meetings were to lay the framework for future negotiations, says Business Insider.
The planned visits to US farmlands had been seen as a gesture of goodwill to the Trump administration.
Earlier on Friday, the Trump administration said it was exempting hundreds of Chinese products from tariffs.
The reasoning behind the change of plans was not immediately clear.