China orders US consulate in Chengdu to close in diplomatic tit-for-tat

China orders US consulate in Chengdu to close in diplomatic tit-for-tat

China has ordered the United States to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu in retaliation for Washington’s earlier demand that the Chinese diplomatic outpost in Houston shut down amid accusations of espionage.The Chinese foreign ministry announced the order on Friday, after earlier speculation that its retaliation would centre on the Chengdu office, as revealed to the South China Morning Post by a source a day earlier.Beijing’s move comes as its top diplomat in Houston…


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