The United States Department of Commerce adds 24 Chinese state-owned enterprises to its "entity list", restricting the access of these enterprises to U.S. goods and content. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claims that these enterprises are involved in China's expansion and militarization efforts in the disputed regions of the South China Sea.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi summons Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian to express concerns about the alleged human rights violation of Indonesian workers aboard Chinese fishing vessels. This comes after a video showing Chinese sailors throwing the body of a dead Indonesian crew member overboard went viral.
The Chinese Finance Ministry announces it will cut import duties on passenger vehicles from 25% to 15% starting on July 1, just days after China and the U.S. agreed to a ceasefire in their recent trade hostilities.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agree, on principle, that a strong United Nations Security Council resolution is needed regarding North Korea's nuclear test earlier this month.