China on Wednesday (July 11) vowed to take “countermeasures” after the United States said it would slap 10 per cent tariffs on an extra US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

“The Chinese government as always will have no choice but to take the necessary countermeasures,” said China’s ministry of commerce in a statement, without elaborating further.

The ministry said it “solemnly protests” the latest tariff list published by Washington, calling it “totally unacceptable.”

(Read More: The Strait Times)