Relations between Beijing and Taipei have frayed since Tsai Ing-Wen became president of Taiwan in 2016.
"The US is sending political signals by sending warships through the Taiwan Strait," the Global Times said.
The boy was left hanging five stories above the street.
Beijing is keeping a close eye on which officials Washington will send.
The Chinese Defense Ministry said "it is impossible to shake China's determination to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests."
"China's continued militarization of disputed features in the South China Sea only serve to raise tensions and destabilize the region," the Pentagon said.
China says it has "the resolve, confidence and ability" to defend its territorial integrity by reuniting Taiwan with the mainland by force.
China is investing in military bases to project its power across the Asia Pacific and there's little the U.S. can do to stop it.
Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to be losing patience with Taiwan's ideas of independence and he's turning up the heat with military exercises.
As a trade war looms, China says it won't tolerate U.S. arms sales to self-ruled Taiwan.
Camera's owner tracked down by smart-thinking Taiwanese schoolchildren.
The carrier is a potent symbol of the ambition of China's modernized military.
China is holding drills bigger and more frequent than before at a time when it's making it clear that it will take Taiwan back by force if necessary.
"After years of military modernization, China shows the ability to wage war against Taiwan for the first time since the 1950s," the GOP senators wrote in a letter.
"We must strike back against Washington's implementation of the Taiwan Travel Act," the Global Times said.
Over 10,000 Chinese marines traveled across the country for battle exercises as they prepared for threats at home and abroad.
Su-35 jets that can attack surface combat vessels in this region is "sort of a reaction to the provocation by the U.S.," said a retired Chinese major general.