China closed Chengdu-based American Consulate in Sichuan Province. The American flag was also removed from there on Monday. In fact, the US had asked China to shut down the consulate within 72 hours after the news of the documents being burnt at the Chinese Consulate in Houston, USA. China’s action is considered to be the answer to America. He also threatened it.
China has alleged that the US is interfering in China’s internal affairs through the Chengdu Consulate. According to Chinese government media, China had asked the US to vacate the consulate by Monday.
What happened in Houston’s Chinese Consulate?
On Tuesday night at around 8 pm (local time), flames and smoke appeared in the rear of Houston’s Chinese Consulate. People in the vicinity gave this information to the police and fire department. Their teams reached the spot in a few minutes. However, they were not allowed inside. After some time, the fire calmed down. A person living in a building near the consulate made a video of the incident from above. It is clear that documents are being brought in the fibers of fiber. After this, the US asked China to close the consulate.
Tensions have risen in the United States and China after the Corona epidemic peaked in both countries . Recently, the law amendment in Hong Kong has worsened. US President Donald Trump has been consistently calling Covid-19 a Chinese virus. Recently US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke of creating a global front against China.