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China closes U.S. consulate general in Chengdu

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China closes U.S. consulate general in Chengdu

The diplomatic war between China and the United States continues to gain momentum. In response to the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in US Houston, Beijing demanded that the US close the US Consulate General in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.


The Chinese Foreign Ministry notified the US Embassy that China decided to "revoke the license for the establishment and operation of the US Consulate General in Chengdu," and also "made specific demands" on the consulate to "cease any activities and activities."

The demand to close the US Consulate General is a legal and necessary response in accordance with international law, the basic norms of international relations and diplomatic practice, and responsibility for what is happening lies entirely with Washington

- stated in the PRC Foreign Ministry, calling on Washington once again "to cancel the corresponding erroneous decision and create the necessary conditions for the normalization of bilateral interstate relations."

Recall that on Wednesday, the United States closed the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, Texas, explaining this by "the need to protect the intellectual property and personal information of Americans."

Meanwhile, the head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo, called for the formation of a "new alliance of democracies" to confront China. In his address, he warned that "if the free world does not change communist China, communist China will change us."

We cannot face this challenge alone. (...) Maybe it's time for a new group of like-minded people, a new alliance of democracies. We have the tools. Now we need will

- he said.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 24 July 2020 09: 38 New
    +7
    communist China will change us. "
    Are you afraid of choli? Nobody will change anyone, where economic interests are! Currents will scare each other.
    1. Invoce
      Invoce 24 July 2020 09: 51 New
      +5
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      communist China will change us. "
      Are you afraid of choli? Nobody will change anyone, where economic interests are! Currents will scare each other.

      Naturally! All body movements, as they said before, come from two instincts:
      - the desire to extend their gene pool (women, material resources, etc.)
      - the desire to seize the habitat (see 1 reason) and to defend against opponents.
      In any case, financial interests are not covered in this story. Another question is why there are so many material goods and spheres of influence for a small group of people? Probably to understand this you need to be in the circle of this "small group"
      China will close its consulate in Hong Kong next step! And it will only benefit from it
      1. NIKN
        NIKN 24 July 2020 10: 56 New
        +5
        We cannot face this challenge alone. (...) Maybe it's time for a new group of like-minded people, a new alliance of democracies. We have the tools. Now we need will
        In other words, they need crazy people who sacrifice themselves for the prosperity of the United States. here it would be a chance for Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic countries. The heroes will be rewarded. wink
        1. halpat
          halpat 24 July 2020 11: 47 New
          +3
          Quote: NIKNN
          We cannot face this challenge alone. (...) Maybe it's time for a new group of like-minded people, a new alliance of democracies. We have the tools. Now we need will
          In other words, they need crazy people who sacrifice themselves for the prosperity of the United States. here it would be a chance for Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic countries. The heroes will be rewarded. wink

          These are the heroes for now. At the same time, the welfare of their own countries does not give a damn Personal bonuses are in vogue (and for a long time), so to speak for loyal service to Uncle Sam.
      2. Tatyana
        Tatyana 24 July 2020 11: 18 New
        +2
        US Department of State Mike Pompeo called for the formation of a "new alliance of democracies" to confront China. In his address, he warned that "if the free world does not change communist China, communist China will change us."

        There is no point in expecting something else from Michael Pompeo, because by his convictions he is the representative of ultraconservatism in the United States.
        REFERENCE
        Conservative people in capitalist society adhere to the generally accepted norms of morality and behavior under capitalism. They deeply respect the customs and traditions of their nation, and also see prospects only in what has been tested by time.
        And the ultra-conservatives already represent the extreme degree of this position.

        Therefore, Pompeo is characterized by such ultra-conservative features as:
        1. CATEGORIC in thoughts and beliefs. It is impossible to find a compromise with him and try to convince him of something.
        According to Pompeo, he supposedly has the only correct point of view, and whoever does not share it is extremely mistaken. or is the enemy.
        2. THE DENIAL OF THE NEW is expressed in the desire for stability and using only time-tested programs and ideas in their political activities.
        At the same time, it must be assumed that Pompeo, being the ex-head of the CIA, uses these time-tested methods in his political - diplomatic and military - practice, which historically has already brought Washington success both in WWII and the Cold War between the United States and the USSR, as well as in practice. colonization of other peoples by the Anglo-Saxons around the world.

        Such ultra-conservative nationalist politicians as Pompeo negatively assess any changes in the world community independent of the United States, even when they clearly carry positive development dynamics .
    2. Maz
      Maz 24 July 2020 13: 10 New
      +5
      Thus, the Americans expelled the Chinese consulate from Houston, gave 72 hours to disappear. The Chinese started burning documents right in the yard. Incredible excitement has risen. American firefighters arrived. Like stew. They drove a helicopter. The Chinese did not allow them to the secret ashes - we can handle it ourselves, without the pale faces. Wait, the Chinese continue to troll the Americans, so that ...

      The American Consulate in Wuhan is located on the 47th floor of the office tower. If the Chinese demand to move out, too, 72 hours in advance. There will be no place to burn documents. We'll have to eat them.
      According to the canons and protocols of American security measures, even shredded documents are burned under a video camera. Now Chengdu, I wonder where the American consulate is located there?
  2. Wolverine
    Wolverine 24 July 2020 09: 38 New
    14
    Fast and adequate response, well done.
    1. Mikhail m
      Mikhail m 24 July 2020 10: 10 New
      11
      We would have to react to the withdrawal of the consulate in San Francisco. But, you see, they threatened anyone with the loss of money, and let everything go on the brakes. About 3 lard ukrodolga, too, silence ... Yes, there is a lot more that can be remembered, about which concern was expressed. And the Chinese are great, they came into force. The times of the last Chinese warnings are over.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 24 July 2020 10: 34 New
        +3
        Quote: Mikhail M
        But, you see, they threatened who needs the loss of money,

        Who exactly?
        Or is "highley like" such a contagious disease that it has penetrated into the VO?
      2. Nastia makarova
        Nastia makarova 24 July 2020 10: 45 New
        +1
        you can forget about 3 lard forever
        1. cniza
          cniza 24 July 2020 12: 30 New
          +1
          Quote: Nastia Makarova
          you can forget about 3 lard forever


          It's you in vain, the process continues there ...
          1. Nastia makarova
            Nastia makarova 24 July 2020 13: 15 New
            +1
            what's the point? even if tomorrow Ukraine becomes pro-Russian, it will simply be forgiven the debt
            1. cniza
              cniza 24 July 2020 19: 03 New
              +1
              It will become pro-Russian, it will not become what it will become at all, and the debt will be returned in one form or another ...
            2. cat Rusich
              cat Rusich 24 July 2020 19: 30 New
              0
              About Yanukovych's three-ruble note sad "- even when the regions of Ukraine become Russian provinces - just include" Yanukovych's three-ruble note "in the gas tariff for residents of the former Ukraine. In payments at the very beginning, write in large letters:" Debt payment is red " good
        2. mehan
          mehan 24 July 2020 12: 38 New
          -2
          Do you still dream of returning ?!
          1. cniza
            cniza 24 July 2020 19: 05 New
            +2
            I do not dream about this, but I know for sure that they will return it, it's only a matter of time ...
      3. mehan
        mehan 24 July 2020 12: 37 New
        0
        To respond this way, you need to become the world's second largest economy.
        And it’s not enough to work for a bowl of rice for decades.
        You also need to shoot your embezzlers.
  3. prior
    prior 24 July 2020 09: 39 New
    +3
    An eye for an eye, an eye for an eye ...
    Well, I think it started ...
    However, there won't be enough chips ...
    1. sav
      sav 24 July 2020 10: 38 New
      14
      The "rate hike" will begin now. Let's see who is the first to back down. The story of "Duties on goods worth $ 200 billion" has already passed.
  4. Yuri T.
    Yuri T. 24 July 2020 09: 39 New
    +4
    Something pompusha began to talk a lot, recently.
    Hike secretly marks the place of trampus.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 24 July 2020 10: 02 New
      +1
      His wife is not beautiful, she will not ride on the president! crying
    2. cniza
      cniza 24 July 2020 12: 28 New
      +1
      Quote: Yuri T.
      Something pompusha began to talk a lot, recently.
      Hike secretly marks the place of trampus.


      He can only speak and then not his own thoughts ...
  5. Insurgent
    Insurgent 24 July 2020 09: 39 New
    -2
    We cannot face this challenge alone. (...) Maybe it's time for a new group of like-minded people, a new alliance of democracies. We have the tools. Now we need will

    Will it push the PRC and the Russian Federation to closer rapprochement, or will they each huddle their own beds?
    1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk 24 July 2020 09: 43 New
      10
      Quote: Insurgent
      It will push the PRC and the Russian Federation towards closer rapprochement

      No.
      1. mehan
        mehan 24 July 2020 12: 40 New
        -1
        It is unlikely to converge, to delimitation and demarcation - easily ...
    2. Aleksandr21
      Aleksandr21 24 July 2020 10: 16 New
      +2
      Quote: Insurgent
      Will it push the PRC and the Russian Federation to closer rapprochement, or will they each huddle their own beds?


      And how should it manifest itself? Relations between Russia and China now are probably one of the best in history. There is coordination in politics, if interests converge (in the UN Security Council and other international organizations), but the economy and the military sphere here each have their own interests.
      1. 72jora72
        72jora72 25 July 2020 23: 17 New
        0
        but the economy and the military sphere here everyone has their own interests.
        It is difficult to imagine a worse business partner.
        Pi. Si. Here, in general, someone tried to communicate with the Chinese live, so that they could be offered as friends and allies? Chat, you will be unpleasantly surprised.
  6. truck driver
    truck driver 24 July 2020 09: 40 New
    +2
    Now the British have to get involved, the Americans have felt the danger and are trying to put together an alliance against China, so let's see how deeply China has penetrated into the EU economy, will it be easy, or will have to put droppers ...
    1. cniza
      cniza 24 July 2020 12: 27 New
      +1
      I think the United States will appoint Japan as the main one ...
  7. antivirus
    antivirus 24 July 2020 09: 53 New
    +3
    If such a booze has gone, cut the last cucumber.
    About 10 years ago, the amers did not like Chinese toys ... and everything calmed down. While they exploited taxes for salary and mines - everything was fine, as soon as they came out on a par - "they steal intelligence", they always stole and tolerated the Chinese, not only the USA .Yu
    and Vietnam and India cannot replace China's cheap slave power
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 24 July 2020 09: 54 New
    0
    Great answer. The Americans wanted to be proactive, we are closing in Wuhan. The incident is over. And here is the "gray bird" in Chinese. Cool. China is the "gray bird" of your closure in Wuhan. For a sense of satisfaction we close the consulate in Chengdu. So in China 5 consulates remained together with Hong Kong. You can still continue. There is where to turn around. Also in 72 hours? Will they be in time? The firing machines have not been brought to the consulate? We are waiting for the report. wassat
  9. svp67
    svp67 24 July 2020 09: 57 New
    +3
    China closes U.S. consulate general in Chengdu
    Well done, "do not pull the cat by the tail" and do not show 1001 "concern, respond quickly"
    1. cniza
      cniza 24 July 2020 12: 26 New
      +2
      But why is the term not called? , I had to give 48 hours ...
  10. Shkworen
    Shkworen 24 July 2020 10: 02 New
    +3
    a great move, but nevertheless, we can expect a reaction from the USA in the style of "what are we for?" :)
    1. cniza
      cniza 24 July 2020 12: 25 New
      +2
      Quote: Shkworen
      a great move, but nevertheless, we can expect a reaction from the USA in the style of "what are we for?" :)


      It will begin right now, they say we had a foundation and a right, but China did not have it and in this spirit ...
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 24 July 2020 10: 05 New
    +3
    The horse galloped off. Now the war of diplomats will begin. Economic, informational has been going on for a long time.
    1. sav
      sav 24 July 2020 10: 34 New
      15
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Now the war of diplomats will begin

      Now the ball is on the US side. On the eve of the elections, they may arrive soon. Let's take a look.
    2. cniza
      cniza 24 July 2020 12: 24 New
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The horse galloped off. Now the war of diplomats will begin.


      It's good if this ends ...
  12. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 24 July 2020 10: 07 New
    +3
    Pompeo cobbles together the "anti-Comintern pact" of the 21st century. Has been following the path indicated by his teachers since 1936.
  13. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 24 July 2020 10: 13 New
    +2
    "new alliance of democracies"

    No wonder JV Stalin said that democracy is a perverted form of capitalism. And this already smacks of 30 years of the 20th century.
  14. Irek
    Irek 24 July 2020 10: 28 New
    +3
    The embassy in Changdu was the courier for the most troubled regions of China.
    1. sav
      sav 24 July 2020 10: 31 New
      15
      That's why we started with them.
  15. rocket757
    rocket757 24 July 2020 10: 38 New
    +4
    Shaw here to discuss?
    They will kick each other, and to what limit they intend to reach is not at all clear.
    1. cniza
      cniza 24 July 2020 12: 22 New
      +2
      Uh-huh and each of the parties will call us ... Greetings! hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 24 July 2020 14: 11 New
        +2
        Hi soldier
        I thought the events were rushing like that, but it turned out that it was possible to launch them even more actively, even more reactively!
        It is true, they are without each other, REALLY, they cannot exist !!! Why did Trump want to arrange such a batch ???
        Afraid of something ???
        1. cniza
          cniza 24 July 2020 19: 06 New
          +2
          And Trump cannot be otherwise, this is his image and stripped ...
        2. NordUral
          NordUral 24 July 2020 21: 36 New
          +1
          Fly through the elections. And for me - so let it fly. With Trump, the United States will become strong again, and with the Clintonoids, the United States will settle down in the grave.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 24 July 2020 21: 46 New
            +2
            It's hard to say, to imagine now how it will be better / worse. Trump's plans are more dangerous, but no one will let him carry them out. The plans of his opponents ... are somehow vague.
            But one thing can be said with certainty, there is only an ENEMY for us and nothing else.
            1. NordUral
              NordUral 24 July 2020 21: 49 New
              +1
              Yes, wherever you look.
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 24 July 2020 22: 21 New
                +1
                Quote: NordUral
                Yes, wherever you look.

                It is worth watching carefully for a couple, three, the rest of the syavki are under the fence ... dangerous only when they get lost in a flock.
                Nothing, our ancestors scattered the flocks there and bequeathed to us to do the same!
                1. NordUral
                  NordUral 25 July 2020 12: 12 New
                  +1
                  The problem is that they get lost very actively. And we, unfortunately, are not our grandfathers and fathers.
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 25 July 2020 12: 49 New
                    0
                    And when was everything simple, no problem?
                    Our ancestors bequeathed to us not only appeals, covenants, they also left us not a little power.
                    We have lost some of them, but what we have preserved, added new, will be enough so that the local people do not even hope that we have disappeared SILENT !!! No, we'll be able to slam the door so that then everyone will be silent ... forever.
                    1. NordUral
                      NordUral 25 July 2020 12: 55 New
                      +1
                      And I adhere to this opinion, then those who are not there for us, the people of Russia, are as terrible as the local rodents. They are our trouble. There will be no these, so the outside will be more modest.
                      And so - I fully support and hope that we are not mistaken.
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 25 July 2020 13: 04 New
                        0
                        We must all remember this, about fish and where all the bad things begin.
                        It is necessary to take measures, but somehow not ah, we will not get together in any way.
                      2. NordUral
                        NordUral 25 July 2020 13: 35 New
                        0
                        But the fish understands this well. How many singers sing to us in chorus that elections are useless.
                        But they are afraid. So the new elections have been announced to be stretched out for three days, they take care of us who are ill, so that they keep a "social" distance, do not get infected with dangerous thoughts that the power of the country is the enemies of the people.
                        I think that we need to start a fight against this tendency of prolonged elections. Such a country will not lead to good.
                      3. rocket757
                        rocket757 25 July 2020 14: 00 New
                        0
                        There is no really strong movement in the country, an association that can change something for the better. Promote those who want to make some changes to the top.
                        All small, scattered, SYSTEM, will transmit and not notice.
                        The country is asleep, the people in a permanent quiet muttering under their breath. Some kind of steam comes out through the whistle of social networks and other things like that.
                        Silence, but without consent.
                      4. NordUral
                        NordUral 25 July 2020 14: 13 New
                        0
                        I agree. One hope is that these will pierce and bring the sleeping people out of their sweet dreams. But no, so they will disappear without noticing their death and the death of the country.
                        For a couple of years now, I have had thoughts that almost all the people are making a fool. The power is understandable with its hangers-on and servants, but what about the top of the opposition?
                      5. rocket757
                        rocket757 25 July 2020 14: 19 New
                        0
                        It is not possible to talk about the sales opposition, at least about the one that is in plain sight.
                        If they disguised themselves .... then they did it well, it is not at all easy to reach them.
                        In general, not yet. Danko or someone else did not wake up, did not manifest.
                        And the Susanins, although he is a hero, we still don't need. We go forward, and not climb into the jungle.
                      6. NordUral
                        NordUral 25 July 2020 14: 20 New
                        +1
                        And the Susanins, although he is a hero, we still don't need. We go forward, and not climb into the jungle.

                        I agree that there are a lot of them.
  • certero
    certero 24 July 2020 10: 47 New
    +3
    Quote: antivirus
    If such a booze has gone, cut the last cucumber.
    About 10 years ago, the amers did not like Chinese toys ... and everything calmed down. While they exploited taxes for salary and mines - everything was fine, as soon as they came out on a par - "they steal intelligence", they always stole and tolerated the Chinese, not only the USA .Yu
    and Vietnam and India cannot replace China's cheap slave power

    The labor force in China has not been cheap for a long time
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 24 July 2020 21: 33 New
      0
      We are now the cheap labor force, although it is not enough.
  • orionvitt
    orionvitt 24 July 2020 11: 53 New
    +5
    Mike Pompeo calls for "new alliance of democracies" to confront China
    Everything, the mad dog in the face of the United States, has finally fallen off the chain. Now he will bite everyone who turns up and for any reason. Now let China stretch itself. And then Russia (and before that the USSR) has been fighting off this mad dog, without interruption, for 74 years already .. Since Churchill's Fulton speech. And in our time, Western rabies is poured into generally grotesque forms. Even if we do not even consider rabies infected from the owner, such lapdogs as Georgia, Ukraine, the Baltic states and others.
    1. cniza
      cniza 24 July 2020 12: 21 New
      +2
      So let China form its own alliance, but we need to be above ...
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 24 July 2020 12: 28 New
        +3
        Quote: cniza
        So let China form its own alliance

        Yes, let him form. But Russia has long ago harnessed itself to this cart, having signed a lot of cooperation agreements with China. Including about strategic partnership. So you won't be able to jump off. Gruzdev called himself get in the body. On the other hand, with such an ally as China, confronting the United States (and the entire West in general) is already easier. You just need to not stick out too much. Let the Chinese now work in the field of the new Cold War, it would be time for Russia to rest. But I doubt that the "Western partners" will give time for this.
        1. cniza
          cniza 24 July 2020 12: 32 New
          +1
          And China will play according to its philosophy, and this is a very long time ...
          1. orionvitt
            orionvitt 24 July 2020 12: 42 New
            +2
            Quote: cniza
            And China will play according to its philosophy, and this is a very long time ...

            The times are not right. Since the creation of Chinese philosophy, the speed of world processes has increased dramatically. I am afraid that Russia will not be given time to rest, and so will China to mobilize resources, too. Well, okay, the main thing is that the West in its attempts to overstrain, not reaching the decisive battle. And some factors speak about this. So it's not all bad.
  • cniza
    cniza 24 July 2020 12: 20 New
    +2
    The Chinese Foreign Ministry notified the US Embassy that China decided to "revoke the license for the establishment and operation of the US Consulate General in Chengdu," and also "made specific demands" on the consulate to "cease any activities and activities."


    Why don't they say when?
  • askort154
    askort154 24 July 2020 12: 38 New
    +1
    We cannot face this challenge alone. (...) Maybe it's time for a new group of like-minded people, a new alliance of democracies. We have the tools. Now we need will

    It's a shame to complain! The modern Anglo-Saxons, "like-minded people" have many times more than in the 20th century. The entire former "Warsaw Pact" is under you today.
    And in addition to them, the most loyal Russophobes: Poles -'re coming out-Balts. This is only in relation to Russia. But this is not enough in relation to China. Therefore, you are weak with "will". There was one confrontation, now there are two. In the 90s Russia was "buried", now they realized that "Boulevard" could not stand two.
    Here "will" will not help.
  • mehan
    mehan 24 July 2020 12: 44 New
    0
    Interestingly, when the Chinese diplomats are found with a paw in Russian space secrets, will they express a simple concern? Or deep?
  • uav80
    uav80 24 July 2020 13: 40 New
    0
    Strange, but why in the center of the country in Chengdu, and not in Hong Kong, there the influence from outside is clearly noticeable .. ??
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 24 July 2020 21: 29 New
      0
      We decided, perhaps, that while it will be too much.
  • BAI
    BAI 24 July 2020 14: 49 New
    +4
    Yesterday it was already discussed how China will react. The United States expected to close the consulate in Wuhan, which they themselves already wanted to close. And China found the most painful for the United States and closed it. The experts were not wrong.
  • NF68
    NF68 24 July 2020 16: 06 New
    +1
    Quite a logical move. The Chinese responded quickly.
  • NordUral
    NordUral 24 July 2020 21: 28 New
    0
    Well done! And then Wuhan is already covered.
  • muham
    muham 25 July 2020 13: 37 New
    0
    China closes U.S. consulate general in Chengdu
    And this is good, and even wonderful.
  • Revolver
    Revolver 26 July 2020 05: 12 New
    0
    Although I do not have a very high opinion of Clinton as a president and a person, he said one brilliant phrase during the 1992 election campaign: "It's the economy, stupid!" So it was, is, and will be. The West, and America in particular, will survive without China. There are plenty of people who want to snatch a piece from the Chinese share of the American consumer goods market, the same non-Chinese Asians and Latinos can do as well and not much more expensive, or even cheaper. But China will die without the American market. His entire economy is tailored primarily for export. If exports are closed, a bunch of enterprises will close, and tens, or rather hundreds of millions of Chinese will be left without a bowl of rice and a roof over their heads. Even the communist regime may not survive this. Both Trump and Xi understand this. So Xi will be the first to ask for peace.
  • bar
    bar 26 July 2020 07: 50 New
    0
    Still, there are positive aspects of feeling notsuperpower. You can calmly rest on the shore and watch the passing corpse of the enemy smile