"The United States used to be the top car exporter to China, but now Germany has become the leader… The import of Japanese and German cars is increasing in the Chinese market, while the import of US cars is declining," Wang said at a press briefing.
Wang went on to say that the US trade measures were harming not only to China, but the United States as well.
"The US trade deficit is increasing not only with China, but with the whole international trade market. This is why we believe that the trade war complies neither with the Chinese nor with US trade interests," Wang added.
According to Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen, putting an end to the trade war is the only way to resolve the situation.
On Saturday, China announced its withdrawal from trade talks, following recent US sanctions targeting the Chinese Defense Ministry and the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport. The sanctions were prompted by the deals on China's purchase of Russian aircraft and S-400 missile systems.