A worker removes a plaque from the wall of the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday. Photo: Simon Song A worker removes a plaque from the wall of the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday. Photo: Simon Song
A worker removes a plaque from the wall of the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday. Photo: Simon Song
Shi Jiangtao
Opinion

Opinion

Shi Jiangtao

US consulate in Chengdu at centre of two key moments in China’s history

  • Closed mission marks end of an era of engagement between Beijing and Washington
  • Eight years ago an attempted defection to the same office paved the way for a new leadership in China

A worker removes a plaque from the wall of the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday. Photo: Simon Song A worker removes a plaque from the wall of the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday. Photo: Simon Song
A worker removes a plaque from the wall of the US consulate in Chengdu on Sunday. Photo: Simon Song
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Shi Jiangtao

Shi Jiangtao

A former diplomat, Shi Jiangtao has worked as a China reporter at the Post for more than a decade. He's interested in political, social and environmental development in China.