For the first nine months, crude oil imports into China rose 6 percent on the year to 8.98 million bpd, or a total of 336 million tons, which is in line with projections about Chinese oil demand, despite worry that demand would slow down this year because of a domestic fuel glut.
Trump imposed tariffs on almost $200-billion of Chinese imports last month and then threatened more levies if China retaliated.
Trade turnover between Russian Federation and China has been rapidly growing, rising 30 percent to reach $77 billion from January to September, statistics from China's General Administration of Customs show.
On Thursday, the U.S. said it would restrict exports of nuclear technology to China given worries it was being diverted to support the military.
The meeting was said to have been pushed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. -China trade frictions "have been escalating and other unstable factors still exist caused by a number of economic uncertainties worldwide", he said.
"We've been very clear with China that we need to have structural changes, that we need a reciprocal trading relationship and we should be able to increase our exports by hundreds of billions of dollars", he said. But that might hurt China's economy by encouraging an outflow of capital.
"The way the USA has structured the tariffs encourages frontloading because firms that know they're going to hit with tariffs would rather pay 10 percent than 25 percent", he said.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence also accused Beijing last week of seeking to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections to be held next month.
Separately, Mnuchin told CNBC in a televised interview on Friday that Trump would go through with plans to meet Xi "if it looks like we can make positive direction", adding that there was no set deadline for trade talks with China.
China's large trade surplus with the United States has always been a sore point with Washington and is at the center of an increasing bitter dispute between the world's two biggest economies. "And I have a lot more to do if I want to do it and I don't want to do but they have to come to the table".