A commentary posted online by CGTN called US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement 'a cowardly act of sabotage'.
The move on Taiwan is likely to anger China and increase tensions between Washington and Beijing as the Trump administration enters its final days ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as president.
Beijing opposes any diplomatic recognition of Taiwan and has pushed to keep it isolated on the world stage.
Tuesday's order escalated a conflict with Beijing over technology, security and spying accusations that has plunged US-Chinese relations to their lowest level in decades.
The Trump administration launched a broadside against China on all fronts, including trade, Tibet and Taiwan besides, scathing criticism against the ruling Communist Party of China.
A large-scale hack of US government agencies including the Treasury was "under control" as of Saturday, according to the outgoing US President.
The US had said that it was freezing any US assets and barring travel to the United States for 14 vice chairs of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
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.
Beijing and Washington have locked horns over issues from trade and China's human rights record to its expansionist ambitions in the South China Sea.
Each program allowed US officials to travel in China at Beijing's expense.
Xi rejected suggestions Beijing might respond to US sanctions on its fledgling technology companies by trying to separate their industries from global trading partners.
The impact of the order Thursday wasn't immediately clear but it could add to pressure on companies including telecom equipment giant Huawei
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.
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.