A Chinese security officer walks past the covered sign of the now-closed US consulate in Chengdu. Photo: Simon SongA Chinese security officer walks past the covered sign of the now-closed US consulate in Chengdu. Photo: Simon Song
A Chinese security officer walks past the covered sign of the now-closed US consulate in Chengdu. Photo: Simon Song

China takes over US consulate at Chengdu in tit-for-tat retaliation for Houston

  • Foreign ministry says closure is a ‘just and necessary response’ and confirms Chinese officials entered compound immediately
  • American embassy in Beijing says goodbye to southwestern diplomatic outpost on social media

Topic |   US-China relations
A Chinese security officer walks past the covered sign of the now-closed US consulate in Chengdu. Photo: Simon SongA Chinese security officer walks past the covered sign of the now-closed US consulate in Chengdu. Photo: Simon Song
A Chinese security officer walks past the covered sign of the now-closed US consulate in Chengdu. Photo: Simon Song
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