China Orders U.S. to Close Chengdu Consulate

U.S. Warns of Chinese detention of American citizens

In response to the American order to close a Chinese Consulate in Texas this week, China responded with orders for the United States to close its consulate in Chengdu on Friday. As a part of the order, China appealed to the U.S. to reverse its decision to remove the consulate–which was made because of accusations of corporate espionage. 

A statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, “The measure taken by China is a legitimate and necessary response to the unjustified action by the United States.” The U.S. State Department sent out a notice warning Americans in China of a “heightened risk of arbitrary detention.”

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  • For God to lead the State Department to build strong allies around the world
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  • For American ambassadors to be kept safe.

Sources: AP, CNN, Fox News


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