In particular, the People's Daily newspaper and the Xinhua news agency echoed each other saying that in addition to the lifting of additional duties other points included trade imbalances and reaching a balanced trade deal text.
"China will never yield to the United States side's maximum pressure and will not compromise on matters of principle. China has made clear, its call to eliminate all additional tariffs to resume normal bilateral trade", the People's Daily said. "China clearly requires that the trade procurement figures should be realistic; the text must be balanced and expressed in terms that are acceptable to the Chinese people and do not undermine the sovereignty and dignity of the country", it added.
Xinhua also said that lifting all the additional tariffs was the "common demand" of US business and that both countries needed to show greater patience and perseverance to overcome the difficulties.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in an interview with Chinese CCTV broadcaster on Friday said that Beijing will be forced to retaliate but hopes Washington will exercise restraint.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement later on Friday, that Trump had ordered tariffs to be raised on all remaining US imports from China, which are valued at around $300 billion.
The Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, led a delegation to Washington DC for bilateral talks this week. He said the parties agreed to hold the next round of talks in Beijing next week.