China asked U.S. to shut Chengdu consulate
Part of: GS Mains II – International affairs; Cold War-style diplomacy
- China ordered the U.S. to shut Chengdu consulate in retaliation for one of its missions in the US being shuttered.
- U.S. China ties have deteriorated sharply this year over issues ranging from the pandemic and telecoms-gear maker Huawei to China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea and its clampdown on Hong Kong
- Recent issues – arrests of Chinese researchers at U.S. universities and closure of consulates from both countries.