The U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu is officially closed in accordance with the request of the Chinese side to 10.00, said in a statement the Chinese foreign Ministry.
It is reported that after this, the representatives of the competent authorities of China entered the territory of the institution through the main gate and took him in his charge.
The U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu was opened in 1985 and was responsible for the South-West of the country, including Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Tibet Autonomous region and city under Central authority Chongqing.
USA 21 July demanded that China close its Consulate General in Houston. The Chinese foreign Ministry called the decision a political provocation and said that it would take retaliatory action. State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus said that Washington made the decision to protect intellectual property and personal information of Americans.
The Chinese foreign Ministry, on 24 July, demanded that the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu ceased operations. The foreign Ministry called the demands of the PRC on the closure of the us diplomatic mission in Chengdu legitimate and necessary response. The responsibility for the situation lies entirely on Washington, said Beijing.