China takes over closed U.S. Consulate in Chengdu

A few vehicles were allowed through after police checks, and others could be seen moving in the distance.Moving trucks arrived at the U.S. China ordered that the mission be shut in retaliation for a U.S. China’s state broadcaster CCTV posted a video on social media of the American flag in front of the Chengdu consulate being lowered at 6:18 a.m., according to the Reuters news service. Consulate in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, on July 27, 2020, after Chinese authorities took control of the building. consulate the previous day and left a few hours later. China’s foreign ministry issued a brief notice saying “competent authorities” entered through the front entrance and took over the premises after U.S. China said the allegations were “malicious slander.”The Chengdu consulate briefly came to prominence when the police chief of the nearby city of Chongqing fled there in 2012, precipitating the downfall of Chongqing’s politically ambitious leader Bo Xilai in China’s biggest political scandal in decades. We will forever miss you.”Police closed off a two- to three-block area around the consulate, cutting off virtually any view of the property including the flag. Ambassador to Iceland “paranoid” about security despite country’s record safety

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U.S. Late Sunday night, flatbed trailers entered the complex. China takes over closed U.S. First published on July 27, 2020 / 1:42 AM order for China to shut its consulate in Houston. Thomas Peter / Reuters

A day earlier, China’s foreign ministry issued a statement of protest over what it called intrusions into the Houston consulate that violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the China-US Consular Convention. move of forcibly entering China’s Consulate General in Houston and has lodged solemn representations. The tit-for-tat closings marked a significant escalation in the multiple disputes between the countries over issues ranging from trade and technology to national security, human rights, Taiwan and Hong Kong. relations hits new low

China-U.S. consulate in Chengdu has been proudly promoting the mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, Yunnan and Tibet since 1985. Consulate in Chengdu days after ordering it shut, as relations continue to plummet

Updated on: July 27, 2020 / 5:58 AM

China-U.S. Video was also posted of Chinese personnel covering a sign reading “Consulate General of the United States of America.” The U.S. order to close the Chinese Consulate in Houston. Embassy tweeted a farewell video saying, “The U.S. It happened days after China ordered its closure, in response to a U.S. has four other consulates in China and an embassy in Beijing, keeping the sides in parity in terms of diplomatic missions. A police officer stands guard in front of the former U.S. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

A State Department statement to The Associated Press expressed disappointment, saying the consulate “has stood at the center of our relations with the people in Western China, including Tibet, for 35 years.” “We are disappointed by the Chinese Communist Party’s decision and will strive to continue our outreach to the people in this important region through our other posts in China,” the statement said. China maintains consulates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York along with its embassy in Washington. diplomats closed it at 10 a.m. It also played host to former Vice President Joe Biden during a visit when the current prospective Democratic Party presidential candidate was accompanied by China’s now-leader Xi Jinping. The U.S. China will make legitimate and necessary reactions,” the statement said.