Flag lowered at US consulate in Chengdu as China takes control

Flag lowered at US consulate in Chengdu as China takes controlJuly 27, 2020

Area locked down on Monday ahead of official 10am handover, a day after crowds gathered to watch US officials prepare to leave

The US flag has been lowered at the US consulate in Chengdu, before the Chinese foreign ministry announced the diplomatic outpost was officially closed at 10am.

China on Friday ordered the closure in response to Washington’s order for the Chinese consulate in Houston to be shut.

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