China orders US consulate in Chengdu to cease operations in retaliation for Houston closure

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                               China orders US consulate in Chengdu to cease operations in retaliation for Houston closure

China has ordered the closure of the United States consulate in Chengdu, China, days after the US announced the forced closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas.

 

Relations between the US and China is at an all time low as both nations squabble over the Covid-19 pandemic, trade, treatment of muslims and racial minorities in Xianjing, security law in Hong Kong and US ties with Taiwan.

 

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday July 24, said US diplomats in China had been notified Friday morning that Beijing was revoking the license for the Chengdu consulate in China’s southwest, which has been ordered to “stop all business and activities.”

 

The statement adds that the US had “unilaterally provoked the incident” by ordering the closure of the Houston office, an action Beijing said “seriously violated international law and the basic norms of international relations.”

“The current situation between China…



Source: Linda Ikeji