The United States must show sincerity if it is to hold meaningful trade talks, China said on Friday.
U.S. President Donald Trump dramatically raised the stakes with a potentially devastating blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei.
China has yet to say whether or how it will retaliate against the latest escalation in trade tension.
The world’s two largest economies are locked in an increasingly acrimonious trade dispute that has seen them level escalating tariffs on each other’s imports.
Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China always encouraged resolving disputes between the two countries with dialogue and consultations.
“But because of certain things the U.S. side has done during the previous China-U.S. trade consultations, we believe if there is meaning for these talks, there must be a show of sincerity,” he said.