The survey results being released Tuesday found that 24% of Americans regard China as America's top threat for the future, the same percentage that said so of Russian Federation.
China spent 12 years, longer than any other government, negotiating its 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization. Many have questioned his tactics in levying tariffs off and on over the past year.
Pew surveyed 1,503 adults from May 13 to June 18.
Xi also might be looking to the US political calendar for leverage - a possibility Trump cited when he accused Beijing in July of stalling in hopes he would fail to win re-election next year.
The announcement came minutes after China's ministry of commerce said that the vice-premier Liu He had held a phone call with USA trade officials.
An earlier Pew survey showed that more Americans viewed increased tariffs as bad for the United States than good.
"As far as I know, the Chinese side requests that both sides respect the consensus reached at Osaka summit, which is removing all additional tariffs, not delaying some".
In addition to the tariff delay on some items, the USTR says other products will be completely exempt "based on health, safety, national security and other factors". China is sticking to the position that no new duties should be imposed at all, he said, adding that China's retaliation "may not be limited to tariffs". However, Trump backed off that plan, saying Tuesday morning that he was going to delay the implementation of tariffs on a broad set of Chinese goods until December 15 in the hopes of getting retailers through the critical holiday shopping season without any need for price hikes.
China said it also had the legal rights to crackdown on the protesters should there be a clear link between ongoing protests and 'terrorism'.
"Economic data have softened and are increasingly sending recession signals, particularly from the industrial side", Michelle Meyer, head of US economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch told The New York Times "Trade is a huge part of it", she added.
Trump, who on numerous occasions has said American consumers aren't paying for his tariffs, toldreporters he was suspending them for the Christmas season "in case it had an impact on shopping", adding that the delay would "help a lot of people".
Negotiators are to meet in September in Washington, but China's political calendar makes progress unlikely. As well, Mr. Trump has been trying to negotiate a trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Also, there's bipartisan backing in Congress and elsewhere for taking tougher action against Beijing as the limits of a more friendly engagement policy toward the Chinese government have become evident. "I'm not seeing that it's going to get better".
Speaking to media Tuesday, Trump acknowledged this concern.
Some Democratic candidates including Sen.
China will retaliate if Washington moves forward with earlier plans to slap tariffs on Chinese imports, since these tariffs "derail" efforts to resolve bilateral disputes via negotiations, China's Ministry of Finance has announced. "And people just need to be patient", Navarro said. President Trump has been eager to address this fear.