Meanwhile, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said earlier that unilateralism and trade protectionism are harmful and offer no benefits in a deeply integrated global economy.
For the first five months of the year, China's trade surplus with US was $104.85 billion.
Despite three rounds of trade talks, tension between Washington and Beijing has increased.
"With global growth now past its peak, Chinese export growth is trending down", said Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics in a report.
Imports from the United States rose more than 10 percent to 14.7 billion dollars. China quickly responded with its own retaliatory tariffs on USA goods imported by China from the U.S.
Sources have told Reuters that President Donald Trump has discussed with trade advisors a Chinese government offer to import an extra $70 billion in United States agricultural and energy commodities, but it is unclear if such as deal would be enough to avert a trade war.
"China is willing to expand imports from the United States under the precondition of both sides walking towards each other", Gao said. Aside from the short-term impact of the lunar calendar-based timing of China's Spring Festival holiday, which effectively shuts down China's ports for a week in either January or February each year, April 2018 saw perhaps the most significant simultaneous disruption to trade between the two nations that has occurred outside of periods of recession. Our second chart shows the combined value of that trade in terms of USA dollars for each month over the past 10 years, along with its trailing-twelve month average.
Still a widening in China's surplus with the United States is likely to further irritate Washington. It is willing to increase imports from other countries, including the United States, to meet the people's ever-growing needs for a better life and the requirements of high-quality economic development, said Gao.
China's trade surplus of US$105 billion with the United States in the first five months of this year was even higher than its total trade surplus, said Larry Hu, a Hong Kong-based economist at Macquarie Securities Ltd. Between January and May, it hit $104.8 billion, while past year it was a record $375.2 billion.
The steps include a 25 per cent tariff on $50bn (£37.4bn) of Chinese goods containing "industrial significant technology" - with a list to be released by 15 June - along with the implementation of specific investment restrictions and enhanced export controls.
But analysts say it would be a tall order for China to cut its trade surplus by $200 billion a year as the White House is demanding.