Just days before exiting the White House, the Trump Administration on Friday added nine Chinese firms, including smartphone giant Xiaomi, to its list of blacklisted companies.
While President-elect Joe Biden has signaled he intends to keep pressure on China, he's also expected to seek a return to more conventional, less confrontational style of diplomacy.
Each program allowed US officials to travel in China at Beijing's expense.
Han noted that the China-US trade volume was up by 16 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter even with global trade hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump's remarks came in response to being asked if he was in support of wearing facial coverings as a means to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The steps announced Wednesday by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo apply to six newspapers and other outlets, which requires them to identify their employees.
Branstad is returning to Iowa this weekend after three years and three months as ambassador in Beijing, the longest he and his wife have lived outside of his home state.
China says Donald Trump's remarks against it full of 'fabricated lies' driven by 'shady political motives'
China will update and enhance its nationally determined contribution targets and introduce stronger policies and measures.
In addition to acting as an illegal Chinese agent, Angwang is also charged with committing wire fraud, making material false statements and obstructing an official proceeding.
Trump is not popular at the United Nations and his speech this year comes at a time when UN members are pushing back against Washington.
Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed last week that it was in negotiations with the US on such talks, but did not comment on a specific date or who might attend from Washington.
US-China relations have hit their lowest ebb in decades amid frictions over trade, technology, intellectual property and a myriad of other issues.
The moves are the latest manifestation of the deteriorating state of U.S.-China relations that have fallen to their lowest level in decades.
In the toughest US action on Hong Kong since China imposed a sweeping new security law on the territory, Washington on Friday sanctioned a group of Chinese and Hong Kong officials.
Ex-PM and China scholar Kevin Rudd wrote in the Foreign Affairs journal that the risk of armed conflict between the United States and China in the next three months was especially 'high'.