The US national flag at the Chengdu consulate was lowered for the final time on Monday morning. Photo: Simon SongThe US national flag at the Chengdu consulate was lowered for the final time on Monday morning. Photo: Simon Song
The US national flag at the Chengdu consulate was lowered for the final time on Monday morning. Photo: Simon Song

US consulate closure in Chengdu lost 35 years of exchanges, says diplomat’s wife

  • Staff worked 24-hour shifts in tearful rush to leave, according to Facebook post by food writer Tzu-i Chuang, wife of US consul general Jim Mullinax
  • The consulate was given three days to close in response to the US ordering the closure of China’s consulate in Houston

Topic |   US-China decoupling
The US national flag at the Chengdu consulate was lowered for the final time on Monday morning. Photo: Simon SongThe US national flag at the Chengdu consulate was lowered for the final time on Monday morning. Photo: Simon Song
The US national flag at the Chengdu consulate was lowered for the final time on Monday morning. Photo: Simon Song
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