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China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by toix888: 7:40am On Jul 24
Hong Kong(CNN) China has ordered the closure of the United States consulate in Chengdu, days after Washington forced the Chinese consulate in Houston to cease operations.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 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."

It added 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 and the United States is something China does not want to see, and the responsibility rests entirely with the United States," the foreign ministry said. "We once again urge the US to immediately revoke the erroneous decision to create necessary conditions for the return of bilateral relations to normal."

On Twitter, Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, said the order was "a legitimate and necessary response to the unilateral provocative move by the US to demand the closure of China's Consulate General in Houston."

The US State Department could not immediately be reached for comment.

Retaliation

Chengdu, the capital of China's southwest Sichuan province, is an important diplomatic outpost for the US, covering a large swath of the country, including the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

The consulate was also the site of the dramatic attempted defection in 2012 by Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun, whose actions kicked off a series of events that led to the downfall of top Communist Party official Bo Xilai.

Speaking to CNN ahead of the announcement, James Green, a China analyst at Georgetown and former US diplomat, said that given Washington had recently moved to sanction Chinese officials over human rights abuses in Tibet, "closing the Chengdu consulate might appeal to some."

Observers had previously suggested Beijing could order the closure of the US consulate in Wuhan, which is informally paired with Houston and the most recent to open in China. But diplomats have not been working from the consulate for several months now, having evacuated early in the coronavirus pandemic. Attempts to return to work were stymied by China's insistence that diplomats undergo coronavirus testing on arrival, potentially exposing their DNA to the Chinese security services, rather than provide a negative test result.

Effectively, this means that two US consulates in China will soon be out of action, while the Chinese office in Houston is still running as of Friday Beijing time, with the deadline for its closure fast approaching.

US President Donald Trump has suggested he might order the closure of more Chinese consulates, with some officials and the FBI linking the diplomatic outposts to espionage and IP theft by China in the US.

Federal prosecutors are currently seeking a Chinese scientist accused of visa fraud who they say is hiding out in China's consulate in San Francisco.

The flag of China flies behind a security camera over the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, Thursday, July 23, 2020.
Rising tensions


Relations between China and the US have plummeted in the past year, amid an ongoing trade war, the coronavirus pandemic, and US criticism of China's human rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blasted what he said were decades of failed policy towards China, in a speech at the Nixon Library in California.

"As President Trump has made very clear, we need a strategy that protects the American economy and indeed our way of life. The free world must triumph over this new tyranny," Pompeo said. "The truth is that our policies -- and those of other free nations -- resurrected China's failing economy, only to see Beijing bite the international hands that were feeding it. We opened our arms to Chinese

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by realstars: 7:43am On Jul 24
The Game Is On.

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by BOOKWORMLUX(m): 7:48am On Jul 24
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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Nobody: 7:48am On Jul 24
Na wá o
China, never slow at retaliating grin

This people should allow peace to reign nau!

USA should stop the bully, this is 21st century.
China has advanced...

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Veragps: 7:48am On Jul 24
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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by adioolayi(m): 7:48am On Jul 24
Bring the game on......If Trump's USA think say dem get madness for head....Xi Jinping's China sef go tell them they are also not well.

grin grin

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Nobody: 7:48am On Jul 24
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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by SmartProf(m): 7:48am On Jul 24
Lol...these Chinese guys don't have time to negotiate o. As their faces are similar, so is their guts. They have sent a reply mail by this action.
With just 45 mins played, it's USA.1-1.China. Donald Trump scored for the USA in the opening ten minutes, while Xi Jinping equalized for China just before the stroke of half time.

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by chloedogie(m): 7:48am On Jul 24
Na so. Do me in America, I do you in China. But truth is after this whole pandemic thing is over, the UN needs to sanction China for this nonsense. That now said, Trump is making the world more divided than united. The sad part of the whole thing is that he is turning the country into a typical naija political system where a new person comes into office and either abolish or destroy everything built or being built by the previous administration.

The sad part is, IF Joe Biden wins the coming election, based on the way Trump downplayed everything Obama did for 8 years, Joe will overturn everything Trump must have done as well. Now instead of them progressing, they will just be stagnant and redundant like what happens in Naija politics. Continuity really matters in governance and slight changes are welcome as well.

And what Trump doesn't know is that China is the dream of America. USA can't catch up with China in terms of production strengths hno matter how much they try to invest in the next 30 years.

With all Trump's gragra, during the height of this coronavirus, they had to rely on India for chloro-quine. Even South Korea came to their aid for the massive production of ordinary face mask. The guy should just calm down and entertain some bits of diplomacy. all this gra gra won't help the country.

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Yomhie: 7:49am On Jul 24
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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by wink2015: 7:49am On Jul 24
NA WA OH !

TIT FOR TAT !

USA is not happy with China role in this Coronavirus disease.

China although an economic player in the global economy want to become a WORLD SUPER POWER by all means.

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Schoogital: 7:49am On Jul 24
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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by GODISABOVEDEVIL: 7:49am On Jul 24
The Truth Is that i don't like how this Two Countries Are Fighting, I Still Discussed it with my Dad Yesterday on How I think China will Retaliat.





U S A Is my Second Country After Nigeria,
and I Frequent China Too.








I hope they Work things out pretty soon.






#Good is the Greatest,
#Jesus Christ Rules

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by fredoooooo: 7:49am On Jul 24
Chinkoism cheesy cool
Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by crafteck(m): 7:49am On Jul 24
realstars:
The Game Is On.


Hmmm... China.... Thank God dem no be strongest world power, all of us for hear wehn... Just one country, bullying different races, countries, religions....

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by JesusJesus: 7:49am On Jul 24
Well done Trump

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Galactico4ever(m): 7:49am On Jul 24
An eye for an eye.Let's see what Trump will act undecided

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by ndidibabe(f): 7:49am On Jul 24
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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by CzarChris(m): 7:49am On Jul 24
Look, I like Trump. His showmanship and strongman political outlook is fun to look at. I understand his MAGA policy, truth is that the Obama administration made China and Iran unnecessary world powers, by making so many concessions to Beijing in business transactions, in his quest to creat a socialist based economy for the US (which is crazy if you come to think of it) Trump is a businessman and a Capitalist meaning he understands the business world better than Obama who was a career politician.
But honestly, this move by POTUS is not one you make on an election year. Americans are like spolit brats, you have to gently wean them off being childish, to accept Trump's policies.

For those asking how he gave Iran power. Check the Dynamics of the Arab spring, you'll understand.

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Valoa432: 7:49am On Jul 24
Na who go win? End time crisis's I tell you nation's against nation and kingdom against kingdom.
Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by EcoBrick: 7:49am On Jul 24
Tit-for-tat

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by sylve11: 7:49am On Jul 24
Fighting for powers. sad cool
Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Integrityfarms(m): 7:49am On Jul 24
While nations maintain their sovereignty and protect the pride of their citizens, we have a different scenario.

Rag tag bokoharam and herdsmen bandits from Niger, Mali, Libya rape and rob us with reckless abandon. Our protection for international aid workers is zero.

Our president calls the noble youths as lazy and demarkets us before the world, no wonder we aren't globally respected.

So many rots in the system and everywhere. We have a country where someone is being probed on how he spent billions meant for the welfare of the masses and he has the guts to fake fainting. In all these, nothing has been done to any of these men.

Nigerian Youths for how long are we going to continue in this? For how long are we going to keep quiet, for how long are we going to watch these men toy with our future and that of our born and unborn children? Its time to say enough is enough.

Join hands with us let's stop this nonsense and birth a New Nigeria.

#ourfutureisnow

To join us check my signature

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by money121(m): 7:49am On Jul 24
Ok
Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by BenGurion10: 7:50am On Jul 24
International politics
Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Sambjnewspaper(m): 7:50am On Jul 24
He do happen.


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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by inoki247: 7:50am On Jul 24
Enjoy ur Closure
Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by Truetalk3139: 7:50am On Jul 24
All these overrated countries, shior

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by MANDIPUTIN: 7:50am On Jul 24
Exactly what President Trump want from China, to retaliate.

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Re: China Orders Closure Of US Consulate In Chengdu by jcccccc: 7:50am On Jul 24
okay

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