The latest criticism from the overseas edition of the ruling Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper singled out Trump, saying he was starring in his own "street fighter-style deceitful drama of extortion and intimidation".
"Time will prove that the USA eventually makes a fool of itself", the paper said.
The world's two biggest economies further escalated trade tensions last week, with China announcing possible additional tariffs late Friday in response to USA moves. Last month, the International Monetary Fund warned that escalating trade conflicts following US tariff actions on its trading partners threaten to derail the global economic recovery.
The action intensified on Thursday, when US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that Trump instructed the USTR's office to examine the possibility of raising the tariff rate on the $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25%.More news: Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches
The Trump administration slapped duties on US$34 billion of Chinese goods last month, which prompted immediate retaliation from China, and another US$16 billion will likely follow in the coming days or weeks.
Beijing threatened Friday to bring in the levies on products ranging from beef to condoms, after US President Donald Trump's administration upped the ante in its plans for additional tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion.
U.S. President Donald Trump earlier proposed 10 per cent tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports.
The trade war, rising corporate bankruptcies, and a steep decline in the value of the yuan versus the dollar have raised concerns that China's economy could face a steeper slowdown.
Recent data showed growth has already started to cool.
"I think that China will actually feel more pain" than the U.S., Zarit said last month. After the earlier action against $34 billion of USA goods, that left about $120 billion available for retaliation.More news: China hits back at USA with $60bn tariff threat
"Tariffs are working far better than anyone ever anticipated", Trump tweeted, citing losses in the Chinese market.
"Every country on earth wants to take wealth out of the US, always to our detriment", Trump tweeted, "I say, as they come, Tax them".
China has either imposed or proposed tariffs on $110 billion in US goods, representing the vast majority of its annual imports of American products. "Market participants foresee a relatively stable Chinese currency in the near term, without fear of impacts from the U.S".
The two sides do not appear to be talking, either, which raises the chances of a drawn-out trade war. Wang said on Friday they did not get into details.
Mr Trump is aiming to reduce his country's $375.6 billion trade deficit in goods - the gap between imports and exports - with China.
But based on the latest trade numbers, released Friday, it appears Trump is falling short of his main goal for trade battles; the United States trade deficit is actually heading in the opposite direction.More news: IL celebrates first annual Barack Obama Day