Such a move has long been under consideration but was hastened by months of anti-government protests last year.
For months, the president applauded China’s coronavirus response before he and his reelection team flipped to blaming that country.
President Xi Jinping rallied around the World Health Organization as the Trump administration has slashed funding for the U.N. agency.
"Force majeure" language is common in contracts, but rare in trade agreements, and was possibly another missed sign of the coronavirus outbreak in China last year.
More than 3,000 people were likely infected in the six days that top Chinese officials stayed silent about a new coronavirus, The Associated Press reports.
He defends his personal fortune by defending Xi Jinping.
Dr. Li Wenliang warned authorities of the new virus, but was reprimanded. Now he's the face of simmering anger at the ruling Communist Party.
Police forced the doctor to sign a statement claiming he was spreading falsehoods about the coronavirus, which later took his life.
Sources told CNN that Trump brought up his rivals' political prospects and promised to stay quiet on the Hong Kong protests in the same call.
The country's media regulator reportedly notified journalists working in state media that they'll need to pass the test before their press cards can be renewed.