May 22, 2024


Imagination at work

China Orders U.S. to Close Chengdu Consulate as Payback for Houston Move

The U.S. and China each and every moved swiftly Friday to shut one of the other’s consulates and evict diplomats, unprecedented ways that were being followed by calls on both of those sides to relieve mounting tensions.

The tit-for-tat closures raised concerns of a protracted flare-up in the romantic relationship involving the world’s two biggest economies, even amid the go to steer clear of more acts of immediate escalation.