Over the building of the US Consulate General in Chengdu, China, which at the request of Chinese authorities stopped their work, lowered the American flag.
As informs television channel CGTN, a group of workers of the diplomatic mission left the building around 6. 00 (1. 00 MSK), 6. 18 the American flag was lowered. The deadline, which gave the Chinese authorities on the closure of the Consulate General, expired on the first day of the week 10. 00 (5. 00 GMT).
United States Jul 21, wanted to get from China to close the Consulate General in Houston. The Chinese foreign Ministry called the decision a political provocation and said that it would take retaliatory action. The official authorized state Department Morgan Ortagus said that Washington was ordered to close the Consulate General to provide protection of intellectual property and personal information of American citizens.
The Chinese foreign Ministry, on 24 July, asked in a persistent form, to the Consulate General of USA in Chengdu, Sichuan province, ceased operations. The foreign Ministry called the demands of the PRC on the closure of the us diplomatic mission in Chengdu legitimate and necessary response. The responsibility for the situation lies entirely on the US capital, drew the attention of the foreign Ministry of China.