President Joe Biden is yet to announce a strategy for dealing with Beijing but is widely expected to renew pressure on trade and technology complaints that prompted his predecessor.
Biden meanwhile has been a strident critic of China's human rights record and analysts have predicted his administration will maintain a hawkish posture towards Beijing.
India may be the world’s pharmacy, but China has long dominated the manufacture of key raw materials used to make pharmaceutical formulations.
US has found that the Chinese have exploited every opportunity that they can - from technology theft to assertion of sovereignty over other countries territory.
The announcement gave no details of the meeting held as part of the 'Phase 1' truce aimed at ending a tariff war between the two biggest global economies that has disrupted worldwide trade.
China’s only other anti-dumping investigation of Australia effectively closed the China market to Australian barley in May through crippling tariffs.
Zhao said TikTok had done everything required by the US, including hiring only Americans as its top executives, hosting its servers in the US.
Beijing managed to keep Chinese economic growth steady in the most recent quarter despite a drop in exports to the United States.
The critical question is whether US and China can strike a deal by the March 1 deadline because if they succeed, a cloud will be lifted off the world economy.
Officials have been in talks nearly non-stop for a month as they try to overcome hurdles and agree on a NAFTA rewrite.
The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal said US President Trump had decided to impose 10 percent levies on USD 200 billion of Chinese imports and could make an announcement in the coming days.
The fresh tariffs are aimed at putting pressure on Beijing ahead of tough negotiations on its demand for technology transfer from US companies.
Chinese factories making everything from bikes to tyres, plastics and textiles are moving assembly lines abroad to skirt higher customs taxes on their exports to the United States and elsewhere.
The company's US-made hardware products have taken it to become a USD 1 trillion company but those products are built in China which, in turn, creates thousands of jobs.
NABE Vice President Kevin Swift said more than 90 percent of the 251 economists surveyed said the tariffs and threats of tariffs had "unfavorable consequential impacts."