The tit-for-tat closings marked a significant escalation in the multiple disputes between the two countries over a range of issues, including trade, technology, security, and human rights.
The move was a response to the Trump administration's order this week for Beijing to close its consulate in Houston after Washington accused Chinese agents of trying to steal medical and other research in Texas.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin condemned the action and warned of firm counter measures if US did not reverse its decision.
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Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 7 percent, followed by M&M, Sun Pharma, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Finance, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel and HCL Tech.
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Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched through Christmas-decorated shopping centres on Wednesday, chanting pro-democracy slogans and forcing one mall to close early, as police fired tear gas to disperse crowds gathering on nearby streets
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Hong Kong has been embroiled in its worst political crisis in decades since June with anti-government protests posing a populist challenge to China’s leader Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping visits Philippines as China, US wrangle for supremacy; protests held in Manila against closer ties with Beijing
Manila has said it hopes the two-day stopover of Xi Jinping, the first from a Chinese president in 13 years, will finally net signed deals for investment in major infrastructure projects promised by Beijing when Duterte visited two years ago.
US marks anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen protests, urges China to disclose number of deaths; Beijing hits back
China lashed out at the United States after it marked the anniversary of Tiananmen protests by urging Beijing to disclose casualty numbers in the crackdown.
China releases list of 106 US products to face 25% additional tariffs; list includes planes, trucks, chemicals, soybeans
China announced on Wednesday that it will impose additional tariffs of 25 percent on 106 US products including soybeans, autos and chemicals
China on Monday said it had lodged an official protest with the United States for the passage of a bill that could lead to American warships visiting Taiwan.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to arrive in Beijing Tuesday for talks with top Chinese officials on a wide range of issues of common concern.