China responded to a growing diplomatic crisis with the United States. Beijing has demanded that closure of the United States embassy in Chengdu, in the south of the country.
China has described the incident as a “necessary step”. In a move similar to the one I would say lock down, China has now responded to the closure of its US ordered embassy in Houston.
China has demanded that the United States close its consulate in the southern province of Sichuan. The United States has opened an embassy in Chengdu since the mid-1980s.
Its duties include overseeing the US government’s surveillance activities and its relationship with the Tibetan region, which has long struggled to see Chinese authorities not granting them their independence.
The move comes after the United States ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, claiming it was an attempt to protect Americans’ privacy and intellectual property rights.
China has described the move as a “grave violation of international law.”