Beijing has accused John Ratcliffe of slander after the US intelligence head said China posed the "greatest threat to America and freedom worldwide since World War II."
Beijing has encouraged factories to increase the production of medical supplies as pandemic kills over 65,000 globally and parts of the world face protective equipment shortage.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China first told the US of the novel coronavirus outbreak on January 3, with the State Department alerting Americans in Wuhan on January 15.
China and India have a long history of territorial disputes along their shared border. Beijing says India has undermined China's territorial sovereignty by revoking Article 370 unilaterally.
A US medical team was screening Americans who work in a southern Chinese city as the State Department confirmed evacuating a number of government workers who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt US personnel in Cuba.
White House says President Donald Trump to announce actions against China for allegedly stealing US technology or pressuring US companies to hand it over. Beijing vows to defend China's interests.
President Donald Trump arrived in Switzerland on Thursday, ready to play salesman during his debut appearance at an annual economic summit in the Swiss Alps and argue that his "America First" agenda can go hand-in-hand with global cooperation.
UN rapporteur Yanghee Lee, who was last week barred by the Myanmar government from visiting the country, singled out China and Russia as they had failed to back moves in the UN aimed to halt the Myanmar military’s crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims.
Beijing and Moscow hit back hours after the Trump administration unveiled its approach to the world with biting language, framing Beijing and Moscow as global competitors.
British PM Theresa May and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe meet after North Korea fired a missile over Japan two days ago.
The UN Security Council has said it was of "vital importance" that North Korea take immediate, concrete actions to reduce tensions.
The Chinese commerce ministry said on its website that all imports of coal, iron, iron ore and seafood will be "completely prohibited" from Tuesday.
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