"We are surprised by the statement published by the White House, although we expected this to happen. It fundamentally contradicts a consensus recently reached by the two sides in Washington… We urge the US side to act in the spirit of the joint declaration," the statement read.
Earlier in the day, the White House issued a statement saying that the United States will impose a 25-percent tariff on $50 billion of goods imported from China, which contain "industrially significant technology." The final list of imports will be revealed by June 15, according to the statement. Also, by the end of June, Washington is expected to unveil the list of investment restrictions and export controls related to Chinese industrial technology.
On May 20, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States and China had both put tariffs on hold and agreed to a framework for a trade deal.