She urged the U.S. to "follow the spirit" of the recent consensus reached between Washington and Beijing, to abandon trade wars and back off imposing tariffs on each other.
The tariff cuts got here lower than two days earlier than Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is due in Beijing for wide-ranging talks aimed toward addressing American frustrations with China's $375 billion bilateral commerce surplus with america.
The ministry said it would also scrap temporary tariff rates on 210 imported products from most favored nations from July 1.
Holding more than $3 trillion in foreign exchange reserves, China is a powerful global investor.
Some of the 1,449 categories of goods slated for tariff cuts involve food products from other countries, such as fish, olives and grilled seaweed. That has fueled a spending boom by Chinese tourists on basic goods including shoes, cosmetics and infant formula.
Meanwhile, the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain plastic decorative ribbon from China, finding that exporters in China received countervailable subsidies ranging from 12.81 per cent to 94.67 per cent.
AFBF figured the process was still going on, given the public hearing and comment period on the proposed tariffs and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comment that the trade war was "on hold" - not halted, he said.
"Personnel exchanges are the foundation to boost cooperation in all fields between China and the United States".
China said, May 30, the Trump administration is hurting its own credibility by every "flip-flop and U-turn" on trade tariffs, and warned that it does not want a trade war but will take forceful measures to defend its legitimate interests, writes K.J.M. Varma. New research from JPMorgan and The Conference Board suggest it's not just how much US companies import from China, but how much they make in China.
Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have a problem with the president's position.
China, on May 30, lambasted "sudden flip-flops" in USA policy after President Donald Trump said he was moving to finalize trade sanctions against it - even as a US delegation arrived in Beijing for talks.
Six members of his delegation had already arrived in Beijing as of Wednesday evening, the USA embassy confirmed to AFP.
The U.S.is confronting China as it picks battles on other trade fronts with some of its closest allies.
However, none of the tariffs above came into effect. Those countries are under sanction because of national security and humanitarian issues.