People take photos and video as Chinese authorities prepare to enter the US consulate in Chengdu. Photo: AP

Closing US consulate leaves a hole in Chengdu’s social landscape and a risk to investment in southwest China

  • Mission helped generate a cosmopolitan atmosphere and was a window on America for local people
  • Foreign investment may be jeopardised if overseas companies perceive there is greater uncertainty and instability in the region, analyst says
Topic |   US-China decoupling
People take photos and video as Chinese authorities prepare to enter the US consulate in Chengdu. Photo: AP
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