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China closes American consulate general in Chengdu

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China closes American consulate general in Chengdu

China responded to the closure of its US Consulate General in Houston by closing the US Consulate General in Chengdu. The American diplomatic mission is officially closed from 10:00 on July 27, 2020. This was announced by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.


The report says that after the closure of the American Consulate General, representatives of the competent authorities of China entered its territory through the main entrance and took over the diplomatic mission. US diplomats left the consulate on Sunday. Thus, the United States lost its diplomatic mission, which was opened in 1985 and was responsible for the southwest of China, including the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the city of central subordination Chongqing.

By closing the consulate general in Chengdu, China defeated the United States in a diplomatic war between the two countries in an unexpected move. Washington hoped that in response to the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, Beijing would close the American Consulate General in Wuhan, which had not worked for a long time due to the coronavirus pandemic and which the United States itself wanted to close. However, Beijing decided to close the US diplomatic mission in Chengdu and fulfilled its threat.

Recall that on July 21, the United States demanded that China close the Consulate General in Houston, explaining this by "ensuring the protection of the intellectual property and personal information of Americans." In Beijing, the incident was called a political provocation and threatened to retaliate. Already on July 24, China demanded from the United States to close the consulate general in Chengdu, placing all the blame on the incident on the Americans.

How events will develop further and whether the "war of diplomats" will continue, time will tell.
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  1. siberalt
    siberalt 27 July 2020 08: 50
    +8
    Next in line is Hong Kong. This is not very good for the United States.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 27 July 2020 08: 52
      16
      China closes American consulate general in Chengdu

      FOR QUARANTINE good yes so that the American infection does not climb into the PRC ...
    2. Andrea
      Andrea 27 July 2020 08: 57
      0
      Not very good for China either ...
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 27 July 2020 09: 25
        +8
        Well done Chinese! Demonstrated to Washington that do not put an American finger in the mouth of the Chinese - the Chinese will bite it off!
  2. svp67
    svp67 27 July 2020 08: 50
    15
    Well done Chinese ... the answer is more than adequate, so destroy the US intelligence system ... In Wuhan, the American consulate does not work because of the pandemic, and this worked, among other things, in the Pamir territories of China. They will excite and continue to act in the same spirit, the Chinese can cover up the consulate in Hong Kong ... what a blow to the "democratic protest movements"
    1. Courier
      Courier 27 July 2020 09: 19
      -4
      All technologies from the USA go through Hong Kong to China.
      1. svp67
        svp67 27 July 2020 09: 23
        +5
        Quote: Courier
        All technologies from the USA go through Hong Kong to China.

        Straight from the consulate?
        1. Courier
          Courier 27 July 2020 09: 57
          -4
          They themselves came up with the thesis, they themselves refuted it.
          Go take off and land, you are SVP.
      2. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 27 July 2020 10: 18
        +3
        how does technology go through the global financial center?) Can you share the mechanism?)
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 27 July 2020 10: 30
        0
        Quote: Courier
        All technologies from the USA go through Hong Kong to China.

        If only through one Hong Kong.
  3. Pereira
    Pereira 27 July 2020 08: 51
    +1
    First, the closure of embassies, then the evacuation of citizens will be logical.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 27 July 2020 08: 58
      -1
      Quote: Pereira
      First, the closure of embassies, then the evacuation of citizens will be logical.

      If so, then it is more logical to arrange a demonstrative DEPORTATION yes

      But I am sure it will not reach this step, since in the arsenal of the PRC there is still a lot of other tools for influencing the United States, or (with the stupid persistence of the United States), it will, but not soon ...
      1. Coward
        Coward 27 July 2020 09: 56
        +3
        The Chinese very "technically" expelled many foreigners from the country. First, they closed the borders, then they stopped extending their stay without pasting new visas into their passports, and those who had expired their stay were extended by 60 days, during which they had to leave on an export flight.
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  4. Andrea
    Andrea 27 July 2020 08: 56
    +3
    Who got who?
    Ukraine from the states or vice versa?
    America is at a loss! "And we are for sho!"
    1. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice 27 July 2020 12: 04
      0
      Interestingly, the Americans also burned documents?
  5. Mouse
    Mouse 27 July 2020 08: 56
    +5
    An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth ... it’s not casual ... wink
    1. cniza
      cniza 27 July 2020 09: 28
      +4
      Something tells me that there will be a continuation of closing the doors ... hi
  6. Alien From
    Alien From 27 July 2020 09: 01
    +4
    The eagle and the dragon are locked, let them bite each other! No pity!)
  7. zwlad
    zwlad 27 July 2020 09: 01
    +2
    Well done Chinese. Do not stand on ceremony with striped ones. No concern. Bach and the mirror answer. We are waiting for the move from the USA.
  8. Asad
    Asad 27 July 2020 09: 03
    +3
    Quite an adequate reaction, the Americans knew very well that it would be so! In short, the cat scratches on its back!
  9. Poetry
    Poetry 27 July 2020 09: 07
    +4
    Hollywood must have gotten instructions already. Now the villain is not only a drunken Russian (Serb, Belarusian) in a sweatshirt, but also an insidious vile Chinese who can skillfully disguise himself as a decent person.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 27 July 2020 09: 24
      +4
      Quote: Poetiszaugla
      Now the villain is not only a drunken Russian (Serb, Belarusian) in a sweatshirt, but also an insidious, vile Chinese

      Chinese,also in a sweatshirt, for a sense in choosing the right winter clothes, they know yes

      Chinese volunteer and soldier of the DPRK army, February 1951.

  10. Courier
    Courier 27 July 2020 09: 20
    -3
    This is not a mirror response, through the General Consulate in Houston, China put pressure on the entire Latin American diaspora in the United States.
  11. Courier
    Courier 27 July 2020 09: 25
    +1
    And they did the right thing. There is no need for the great Chinese to go to the backward States. What to study in American universities? Print dollars?
  12. cniza
    cniza 27 July 2020 09: 26
    +1
    Thus, the United States lost its diplomatic mission, which was opened in 1985 and was responsible for the southwest of China, including the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the city of central subordination Chongqing.


    Serious snap on the nose of the USA.
  13. aszzz888
    aszzz888 27 July 2020 09: 32
    +2
    In principle, according to the laws of diplomacy, you are for me, I am for you. To whom the greatest harm is - they know better.
  14. Revolver
    Revolver 27 July 2020 09: 54
    +3
    China still has 4 consulates in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. I think that either San Francisco or Los Angeles is next in line, both consulates in California are a few hours away by car. Trump is not one to turn the other cheek; such as he slapped in the face with a blow to the teeth.
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 27 July 2020 10: 28
      +2
      in California definitely not touched. too large a Chinese diaspora lives there. may end very badly.
  15. alekc75
    alekc75 27 July 2020 09: 54
    0
    but in Russia they did not answer them with a closure, they all answered with concern !!
    1. savage1976
      savage1976 27 July 2020 11: 03
      +2
      Why would it be? And the Americans themselves closed the consulate in St. Petersburg, as unnecessary?
  16. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 27 July 2020 10: 01
    +2
    China's next step is to withdraw from the negotiation process on a trade agreement with the United States. And if the United States does not stop, you can still close the consulates. The Chinese have a place to have fun. Hong Kong and 4 more US consulates.
  17. 1536
    1536 27 July 2020 10: 14
    +4
    Quote: alekc75
    but in Russia they did not answer them with a closure, they all answered with concern !!

    Why didn't they answer? On March 29, 2018, in response to the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, the US Consulate General in St. Petersburg was closed.
  18. borberd
    borberd 27 July 2020 10: 21
    0
    All Chinese consulates in the United States are hotbeds of industrial espionage. By closing these consulates, the Americans will make it harder for the Chinese to steal technology. Those will have to use Chinatowns in large cities, and this creates a danger for the Chinese living there. But the Americans, having lost their consulates, do not lose much.
  19. sav
    sav 27 July 2020 10: 21
    +6
    The right step from China.
  20. Burdock
    Burdock 27 July 2020 11: 00
    0
    China is a state whose stealing of someone else is a national idea. How much technology did they steal from Russia, at least someone counted? How many lands were dirtied, forests were taken out, too, it is not known approximately. Why are they drowning so much for China? Have you found friends? So they are such friends that with a smile and an Asian squint they will spoil and rip everything off. That the United States and China are the same friends of Russia. The only difference is that the former want to divide the Russian Federation, and the latter want to warm up the land, and pull the remaining secrets from the hole, if there are any.
    1. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice 27 July 2020 12: 08
      +1
      Everyone is stealing technology. America even produces Kalashnikov assault rifles without a license.
    2. SOVIET UNION 2
      SOVIET UNION 2 27 July 2020 12: 22
      +2
      Both on! Is it written in China? The national idea of ​​theft ?! Maybe competition? And the national idea of ​​Russia is just the purchase of yesterday's technologies and no research for the future? Technology stolen from Russia !? And it was not Russia that sold them in the dashing and holy years? What did the Chinese take from Russia? Under cover of the night? Does China pull pipes from Russia? Or is it the dog's life to blame? The bitch does not want, the dog does not jump! Friends with a smile and squint will take everything away ?! And who said that goods cannot be produced in Russia? Who said that goods from Russia are of poor quality? Who said we'd better buy from them? Doesn't the Russian government divide Russia territorially? This is the Moscow principality! These are the locks! This is the hinterland! These are Advanced Development Areas (advanced sales areas)! Why does Russia have different living standards in different places? In Moscow, the asphalt is changed annually, and in Russia the asphalt has been lying since the times of the USSR! Why is Russia worse than Moscow? So who divides Russia then? Snatch secrets into a burrow !? Which ones? The secret to water-soluble asphalt? Or the secret of business inspiration for wives, parents, children of officials? Musk stole the secret of trampolines from Russia?
  21. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 July 2020 12: 08
    0
    And he did the right thing, it is necessary to drive striped in three necks.
  22. fif21
    fif21 27 July 2020 17: 05
    +1
    It's also time to cover the mattress nursery in Yekaterinburg hi