"The Chinese side has repeatedly emphasized that the only correct way to solve the trade dispute between China and the United States is through talk and consultation on the basis of equity, integrity and mutual respect", spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular news briefing.
"So the question about whether or when to have a discussion is very importantly in their ballpark", Ross told CNBC.
Premier Li Keqiang's comments add to Beijing's effort to portray itself as a defender of global trade and multilateralism in the face of complaints by Washington and other trading partners about industry policies they say violate its market-opening commitments.
It is true, as Mr Ross noted earlier in his CNBC interview, that the administration has thus far devised such tariffs to minimize sticker shock on retail store shelves for U.S. customers.
"China wants to come over and talk".
Next year, though, those products will nearly certainly grow noticeably more expensive.
By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies - and the outcome is far from certain.
China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat US and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing's technology policy.
Tariffs are ultimately a tax on businesses and consumers, and with each new round, the administration is bringing them closer to home for the typical American. "In the aggregate, household budgets will feel the impact".
The new tariffs could also sidetrack trade talks in Washington, D.C., set for next week between US and Chinese officials.
3,9% en agosto, la más alta del año — Inflación indómita
Los bienes tuvieron una variación de 3,2%, mientras que los servicios tuvieron una variación de 5% con respecto al mes anterior. Con el nuevo dato de agosto, el incremento de precios ya acumula un crecimiento interanual del 34,4%.
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his speech as he and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2017.
Things have gone downhill from there.
But what's clear is that the latest fight in the escalating trade war is likely, one way or another, to affect consumers, companies, markets, the economy and the political landscape.
The latest set of US tariffs will go into effect on Monday.
Those measures could have a big effect on all Minnesotans. A wide variety of fish, including sea bass and sturgeon, as well as nuts, fruit, vegetables, rice and cereal did not escape the Trump administration's tariffs.
The White House warned Monday that it would respond to any retaliation from Beijing with yet more tariffs on roughly $267 billion of Chinese exports. Such a move would mean that roughly all USA imports of Chinese goods - worth about $505 billion a year ago - would be subjected to tariffs.
To understand why, you have to look at the two major challenges facing China. "We'll see what happens".
Banks said that he hears "every single day" from businesses anxious about the trade war's effects on prices and markets.
The administration is giving USA businesses a chance to adjust and look for alternative supply chains by delaying an increase of the tariff to 25% until next year, two senior administration officials who declined to be identified told reporters by conference call on Monday.
That said, Trump being Trump, he may just as well respond to electoral humiliation by doubling down on his trade war. The calm reaction has some investors saying the markets had already priced in 10 percent tariffs and that it could've been worse. "There are many other moving parts and the rising dollar is offsetting some of the effects". Some analysts anticipate an economic partition reminiscent of the globe-splitting divide between the United States and the Soviet Union following World War II.