China: Cleaners, police and other images from US consulate in Chengdu | AFP

People can be seen through windows in the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu, in southwestern Sichuan province. Some police are seen walking past and a cleaner emerges from the building, pushing a trolley with rubbish bags. US-China relations have deteriorated in a Cold War-style standoff as Beijing ordered the US consulate in Chengdu to shut in retaliation for the closure of its Houston mission — accused of being a hub for espionage and intellectual property theft. of US consulate in Chengdu

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