The appeal came ahead of planned weekend talks with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on USA pressure to narrow China's multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States.
While U.S. officials have sent conflicting signals during the dispute with China, one person familiar with planning for Ross' visit said his aim was to keep dialogue going. In a statement the Ministry said, "No matter what measures the USA will take, China is confident and capable of defending our national interests".
Those hard issues include what the USA complains is rampant theft of intellectual property, as well as Beijing's support for cutting-edge technologies under its Made in China 2025 policy.
But ZTE's possible resuscitation has met strong resistance in Congress, where both Democrats and Trump's fellow Republicans have accused him of bowing to pressure from Beijing to help a company that has been labeled a threat to USA national security.
BEIJING-China will cut import tariffs on a range of consumer items including apparel, cosmetics, home appliances, and fitness products starting from July 1, the State Council, equivalent to the cabinet, said on May 30.
Trump's surprise announcement reflects his frustration at criticism of his earlier deal with Beijing, Eurasia analysts said in a report. He called for tariffs on $50 billion of imports from China unless it addressed the issue of theft of American intellectual property.
Google won't renew its contract to develop AI for USA military drones
This would all be analyzed by Google AI software, allowing analysis of a city's data in "near-real time ", according to Gizmodo . Disquiet around Google's involvement with US Pentagon programme Project Maven has been building for some months now.
This is not to say that some of the underlying concerns about China's actions have no merit.
China welcomes clarification from the United States on the unaltered visa policy towards Chinese citizens, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.
Hitting back at the Trump administration's threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion goods imported from China, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, "In worldwide relations, every flip-flop and U-turn by a country will undermine and hurt its own credibility".
"I do think that the Trump administration's disruptive approach to China trade and economic relations has awakened China without question", Reade said. Rising tensions between the world's two biggest economies alarmed investors and business leaders. Ross and Vice Premier Liu He, China's chief representative on trade talk with Washington, spoke over the phone on May 25, Xinhua added, without elaborating. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said then that the trade war was "on hold".
"There's still a risk that this escalates into a trade war", Levy said. The U.S. allies have demanded a permanent and unconditional waiver from the levies, which are being imposed on the grounds of national security.