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U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu closed, taken over by Chinese authorities

Xinhua Published: 2020-07-27 11:47:51

At 10 a.m. Monday, as required by China, the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu was closed. Relevant Chinese authorities then entered through the front entrance and took over the premises, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on its website.

A coach drives out of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu on July 26, 2020. [Photo: Visual People]

A coach drives out of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu on July 26, 2020. [Photo: Visual People]

On July 24, the ministry informed the U.S. Embassy in China of its decision to withdraw its consent for the establishment and operation of the consulate, a “legitimate and necessary response” to earlier U.S. unilateral provocation of demanding that China close its Consulate General in Houston.

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