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Flag lowered as US departs Chengdu consulate in China

WorldNews Monday, 27 July 2020
Flag lowered as US departs Chengdu consulate in ChinaThe American flag has been taken down at a US consulate in southwestern China, according to state media, as officials vacate the premises under order of the Chinese government. State broadcaster CCTV said on its social media account that the flag was lowered at 6.18 am on Monday at the US mission in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan provine. Police have closed off a two to three block area around the consulate, cutting off virtually any view of the property. Vehicles could be seen moving in the distance behind multiple police lines. China ordered the closing of the consulate on Friday in retaliation for a U.S. order to close the Chinese Consulate in Houston. The tit-for-tat closings marked a...
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China ordered the United States to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu on Friday, responding to a U.S. demand this week that China close its Houston consulate. Francis Maguire reports.

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