July 24, 2020

China orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu

Beijing (AFP) – China on Friday ordered the closure of the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu in retaliation for America shuttering Beijing’s diplomatic mission in Houston this week.The move was a “legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable measures by the United States”, the foreign ministry said in a statement.”The current situation in China-US relations is not what China desires to see, and the US is responsible for all this,” the statement added.Tensions have soared on multiple fronts between the world’s two biggest economies, deteriorating further after Washington…

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