Beijing has called the situation in the relations with Washington junk
Emerged in the present time the situation in the bilateral relations of China and the United States is undesirable, the responsibility for this lies entirely on Washington, said Monday the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China Wang Wenbin.
On Monday, the foreign Ministry of China said that the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu was officially closed at 10.00 am local time (05.00 MSK) in accordance with the request of the Chinese side. After that, the representatives of the competent authorities of China entered the territory of the Consulate General through the main gate and took him in his charge.
"Arising at the present time between China and the U.S. situation is undesirable for us. The responsibility lies entirely on the American side. We again urge the us side to correct its erroneous actions and create necessary conditions for bilateral relations back on normal track of development", - said at the briefing, Wang Wenbin.
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. 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.
The Chinese foreign Ministry, in turn, on July 24 and 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 a legitimate and necessary response.