Workers remove a plaque marking the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday night after the office was closed as part of a diplomatic row. Photo: Simon SongWorkers remove a plaque marking the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday night after the office was closed as part of a diplomatic row. Photo: Simon Song
Workers remove a plaque marking the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday night after the office was closed as part of a diplomatic row. Photo: Simon Song

Beijing tries to balance nationalism with pragmatism in US relations

  • Despite an apparent tit-for-tat dispute, China has consistently pulled punches when retaliating against actions from Washington
  • The recent Chengdu-Houston consulate dispute is emblematic of the current state of the relationship
Topic |   US-China relations
Workers remove a plaque marking the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday night after the office was closed as part of a diplomatic row. Photo: Simon SongWorkers remove a plaque marking the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday night after the office was closed as part of a diplomatic row. Photo: Simon Song
Workers remove a plaque marking the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday night after the office was closed as part of a diplomatic row. Photo: Simon Song
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