China then hit back with tariffs on about $60-billion of US imports.
Chinese exports to the U.S. have at least temporarily defied forecasts they would weaken after being hit by punitive tariffs of up to 25 percent in a fight over American complaints about Beijing's technology policy.
Reports that Mnuchin has advised against labeling China a currency manipulator - a status that could trigger penalties - were also seen as easing tensions.
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September marked the second straight record Chinese monthly trade surplus with the United States.
Chinese exports to the American market rose by 13 percent over a year to $46.7bn, down from August's 13.4 percent growth, customs data showed on Friday.
Plus, the 10 percent tariffs were nearly entirely offset by the fall in the Chinese currency, which has depreciated by more than 8 percent since June. The Chinese are looking at it. Preparations are being made.
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China-U.S. relations have also been roiled by Beijing's heated objections to U.S. support for Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory, as well as China's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea, where the U.S. says a Chinese destroyer came aggressively close to a U.S. Navy ship late last month, forcing it to maneuver to prevent a collision.
Trump should take notice of the statistics, said Huo Jianguo, a trade expert at the Center for China and Globalization in Beijing.
"He won't be happy with these figures but it proves that tariffs don't help curb exports", he said. "Both sides need to find a way to talk and make some other arrangements".
Trump and Xi have agreed to meet next month at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires to discuss the escalating U.S.
Trump said Thursday that his tariff strategy was working. "Their economy has gone down very substantially and I have a lot more to do if I want to do it". "The fight won't end in the blink of an eye, considering it is between the world's two biggest economies". The two countries expect bilateral trade to hit $100 billion this year and plan to steadily boost it to $200 billion by 2024. But that might hurt China's economy by encouraging an outflow of capital.
"I don't want to do it, but they have to come to the table", he continued.