China wants to resolve problems with the United States through talks.
However, China's President Xi Jinping says the US must respect its choice of development path and interests.
Mr. Xi was speaking Thursday ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump in Argentina.
China and the United States have put tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other's goods.
The Trump administration has also accused China of interfering in U.S. politics, charges China strongly denies.