China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on May 29 that the U.S. statement is contrary to the consensuses the two sides have previously reached in Washington.
The ministry said the White House tactical statement is both unexpected and within expectation.
"Whatever measures the United States takes, China has the confidence, capability and experience to defend the interests of Chinese people and the core interests of the country," the MOC said on its website.
China urged the United States to act in accordance with the spirit of recent bilateral joint statement, the MOC said.
(Xinhua News Agency May 29, 2018)