July 25, 2020

Consulate in Chengdu readies for closure as US, China clash

Chengdu (China) (AFP) – Staff at the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu were busy packing belongings and removing the American insignia from the building on Saturday, a day after Beijing ordered its closure in a tit-for-tat diplomatic battle with Washington.US-China relations spiralled this week when the Chengdu mission was told to shut in retaliation for the forced closure of Beijing’s consulate in Houston, Texas, with both sides alleging the other had endangered national security.The deadline for the Americans to exit Chengdu remains unclear but AFP reporters saw cleaners carting¬†bi…

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