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With the building of the US Consulate General in Chengdu, China lowered American flag

Over the building of the US Consulate General in Chengdu, China, which at the request of Chinese authorities stopped their work, lowered the American flag.

As the channel CGTN, a group of employees of the diplomatic mission left the building around 6.00 (1.00 MSK), 6.18 American flag was lowered. The deadline, which gave the Chinese authorities on the closure of the Consulate General, has expired on Monday at 10.00 am (5.00 am GMT).

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 ordered to close the Consulate General, 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, Sichuan province, 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, stressed the foreign Ministry of China.