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China Shutters American Consulate In Chengdu As “New Cold War” Heats Up

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, one of the most visible senior officials in the President Xi-led Communist Party, said Friday that the current “difficult situation” in US-Sino relations was “entirely the fault of the US.”

Meanwhile, CCP mouthpiece the Global Times warned in an article published roughly an hour ago that the closure of the US consulate in Chengdu will cause more strategic losses on the US side as “Washington has long used its diplomats in Chengdu to infiltrate Tibet and other regions in Southwest China, interfering in China’s domestic affairs.”

In a statement that alludes to the western powers’ criticisms of China’s blatant and widespread abuses of human rights in Xinjiang, the GT cited a top Foreign Ministry spokesman, who said during a briefing on Friday that the US’s consulate in Chengdu was a thinly veiled espionage operation…

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