The Chinese department in the US city of Houston formally shut after more than four decades on Friday as the US-China relations hit an extraordinary failure.
Pressures between the two countries have raised lately over the Beijing’s treatment of the coronavirus pandemic, China’s crackdown on its Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang and Beijing forcing a dubious national security law in Hong Kong.
As indicated by media reports, the US had requested that China close down its Consulate General in Houston inside 72 hours, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charging that it was “a center point of spying and licensed innovation burglary”.
Top American authorities had additionally blamed the department in Houston for being a piece of Beijing’s “undercover work tasks” in the US.
In a blow for blow move, China too on Friday requested the US to shut down its office in Chengdu. While requesting the conclusion, China had blamed the US for meddling in its “inside undertakings and hurting national security interests”.