The Chinese foreign Ministry commented on the closure of the US Consulate General in Chengdu

Requirements of the PRC on the closure of the US Consulate General in Chengdu are legitimate and necessary response to, the responsibility for the situation lies entirely on Washington, said in a statement on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry.

Earlier, the US 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. The official U.S. state Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus said that Washington ordered to close the Consulate General of China in Houston, in order to ensure protection of intellectual property and personal information of Americans.

It is emphasized that China would not like to see such a situation in relations between Beijing and Washington, which originated in the moment, "the responsibility lies entirely on the United States."

"We again urge the US to lift the corresponding incorrect decision and to create the necessary conditions for the normalization of bilateral interstate relations", - added in the Chinese foreign Ministry.