The US consulate in Chengdu has been ordered to close by the Chinese government. Photo: HandoutThe US consulate in Chengdu has been ordered to close by the Chinese government. Photo: Handout
The US consulate in Chengdu has been ordered to close by the Chinese government. Photo: Handout

‘Americans were interfering in China’s domestic affairs’: Beijing justifies closing US Chengdu consulate

  • Order is seen by observers as strategic move by China to retaliate without escalating tension following order to shut Houston consulate
  • Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says Pompeo speech ‘fraught with Cold War mentality’

Topic |   US-China relations
The US consulate in Chengdu has been ordered to close by the Chinese government. Photo: HandoutThe US consulate in Chengdu has been ordered to close by the Chinese government. Photo: Handout
The US consulate in Chengdu has been ordered to close by the Chinese government. Photo: Handout
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