A press release from the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced the closure of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, China at 10 o’clock in the morning on Monday, July 27, 2020).
“At 10am July 27, as required by the Chinese side, the US Consulate General in Chengdu was closed. China’s competent authorities then entered through the front entrance and took over the premises.”
As of this writing, there was no announcement from Foggy Bottom.
On Sunday, July 26, US Mission China did post a video saying “Today, we bid farewell to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu. We will miss you forever.”
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今天，我们告别美国驻成都总领事馆 。我们会永远想念你们。 pic.twitter.com/sV2fe9KVPJ
— 美国驻华使领馆 US MissionCN (@USA_China_Talk) July 27, 2020
BREAKING: The U.S. has closed its consulate in Chengdu after China ordered it shut in retaliation for a U.S. order to close the Chinese Consulate in Houston. The State Department expressed disappointment at China’s decision. https://t.co/UySZuoMZXe
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 27, 2020
China said it had taken over the premises of the U.S. consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu after ordering the facility be shut in retaliation for being ousted from the Chinese consulate in Houston https://t.co/l3nh5obCnf
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 27, 2020
Crowds wave Chinese flags and take selfies as US consulate closes in Chengdu https://t.co/2YSanrIAnn
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 27, 2020
LOOK: A worker removes a sign outside the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China.
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) July 26, 2020
“A huge crowd has gathered to see the Americans depart.”
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) July 27, 2020