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

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