July 26, 2020

Curious onlookers flock to closed US consulate in China

Chengdu (China) (AFP) – Taking selfies and waving Chinese flags curious locals flocked to the US consulate in Chengdu Sunday as officials prepared to remove its official plaque just days after Washington and Beijing ordered each other to close one of their diplomatic missions.Tensions between the two countries over trade and the coronavirus rose another notch on Tuesday when the US ordered China’s consulate in Texas closed, saying it was a hub of espionage and intellectual property theft.On Sunday a constant stream of onlookers in the city of 16.5 million people flowed past the consulate, many…

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