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China formally takes over US consulate in Chengdu as diplomatic workers decrease American flag & depart (VIDEOS)

China officially takes over US consulate in Chengdu as diplomatic staff lower American flag & leave (VIDEOS)

A US nationwide flag has been pulled down as American workers left the US Consulate Basic in Chengdu, after Beijing ordered Washington to shut its diplomatic workplace, in a tit-for-tat response for the closure of Houston facility.

“At 10:00am on July 27th, in accordance with the Chinese language facet’s request, the US Consulate Basic in Chengdu was closed,” the Chinese language International Ministry introduced on Monday.  

After American workers left the premises, Chinese language authorities “entered by way of the entrance entrance and took it over,” the ministry stated.

Chinese language media shared movies of a US flag being lowered round 6:18am native time, because the deadline approached. 

Different footage confirmed US personnel leaving the consulate underneath excessive safety.

Beijing referred to as the closure a “reputable and obligatory response” to Washington’s “unreasonable actions” in regard to its diplomatic facility in Houston, Texas.

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