China: Moving trucks arrive at Chengdu US consulate as it readies for closure | AFP

Moving trucks arrive at the US consulate in Chengdu on Saturday afternoon after after Beijing ordered its closure in a tit-for-tat diplomatic battle with Washington on Friday. US-China relations spiralled this week when the Chengdu mission was told to shut in retaliation for the forced closure of Beijing’s consulate in Houston, Texas, with both sides alleging the other had endangered national security.

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