China orders the United States to Shutdown its Consulate in Chengdu City with immediate effect

The diplomatic impasse between China and the United States is fast escalating as Beijing instructed the United States to shut down its Consulate in the Southwestern city of Chengdu in response to an earlier directive by the former.

Skynews earlier reported that Donald Trump, President of the United States of America gave an order for the Chinese Consulate located in Houston to be closed within 72hours on suspicious grounds that, Chinese agents intend to steal medical and other research from the US; a situation which, according to Beijing necessitated the immediate response.

The Chinese seem, however, not happy about the brewing bad relationship between their country and the United States. A release by the Beijing trade Ministry stated that “the current situation in Chinese-US relations is not what China desires to see.”

The statement further apportioned blame to the US for the impasse by stating that “the US is responsible for it.” The ministry urged them to amend the situation for a peaceful relation. “We once again urge the United States to immediately retract its wrong decision and create necessary conditions for bringing the bilateral relationship back on track,” the ministry added.

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