On the 16th of local time, the official account of the Chinese Embassy in the United States posted a tweet, mentioning that the Chinese staff of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston left the United States and wished them a safe journey.
tweeted: “it’s a pity to see our colleagues from the Consulate General in Houston leave the United States. We will always remember their contributions to bridging differences and strengthening Sino US relations. We will continue to promote the friendship they have built with many American friends. Have a safe journey
on July 21, 2020, the United States unilaterally provoked an incident and suddenly demanded that China close its Consulate General in Houston, which seriously violated relevant international laws, basic norms of international relations and relevant provisions of Sino US Consular treaties, and seriously damaged Sino US relations. China has made a proper and necessary response to this. On the morning of July 24, 2020, the Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs informed the US embassy in China that China had decided to revoke the license for the establishment and operation of the US Consulate General in Chengdu, and put forward specific requirements for the Consulate General to stop all business and activities. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the current situation between China and the United States is something that China does not want to see, and the responsibility lies entirely with the United States. We once again urge the US side to immediately withdraw the relevant wrong decision and create the necessary conditions for the return of bilateral relations to normal. (overseas website Zhang Ni)