"The current situation between China and the United States is something China does not want to see, and the U.S. bears all responsibility for that," Yi said and stressed that the Trump Administration needs "to immediately retract its wrong decision" to put bilateral relations back on track.
According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chinese officials tried to steal intellectual property, including data from medical facilities in Texas.
"Today, China is increasingly authoritarian at home and more aggressive in its hostility to freedom everywhere else," Pompeo said.
"The free world must triumph over this new tyranny. They are stealing not just American intellectual property, but European intellectual property too, costing hundreds of thousands of jobs."