Chengdu consulate readies for closure as US-China relations deteriorate into Cold War-style standoff

by Julia Benarrous with Paul Handley in Washington and Leo Ramirez in Chengdu US-China relations deteriorated in a Cold War-style standoff as Beijing ordered a US consulate to shut in retaliation for the closure of its Houston mission — accused of being a hub for espionage and intellectual property theft. Chinese officials were seen loading large […]