Transit trade, which refers to goods shipped from other countries to the U.S. via China, which is calculated by the USA as imports from China, also accounts for the trade deficit figures the Trump administration cites, something it refuses to acknowledge.
U.S. officials have warned American companies that operate in China of pain ahead, with the first round of tariffs set to take effect.
China's stance shows the depth of concern about a trade war with Washington, as Trump is set to impose tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports on Friday.
The United States has imposed tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports and is conducting another national security study that could lead to tariffs on imports of cars and auto parts.
Chinese state media on Wednesday criticised the U.S. for imposing tariffs.
Many European companies would suffer because they both produce and sell goods in the USA and China, the world's biggest economies.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on June 29 that the probe would be completed in 3-4 weeks.
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Concerns about the outbreak of a global trade war have, among other factors, prevented a sustained recovery in global stock markets since a violent sell-off knocked them off records highs in February.
China is putting pressure on the EU to issue a strong joint statement against US President Donald Trump's trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said.
Meanwhile, the number of Chinese tourists crossing the Pacific to the US surged nearly sixfold, from 525,000 in 2009 to more than 3 million in 2016, according to the US Department of Commerce.
Amid the brewing conflict, China has sought to get Europe on its side, put on a diplomatic charm offensive during visits by Merkel and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
Despite the ongoing trade dispute with Trump Administration, last week European Union leaders outlined their plan to reform the WTO, in line with the US's demands.
Those statements follow the presidents comments about the bloc's treatment of trade deals with the U.S.
"If we see further profit-taking in the sector, that would be worrying given their heavy weighting in major indexes", said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, chief strategist at Mizuho Securities.
China accuses Washington of protectionism, pointing to the struggles of Chinese companies like China Mobile and telecoms equipment maker ZTE, which briefly shut down in April after the Department of Commerce temporarily banned it from purchasing USA chips.