July 27, 2020 / 3:18 AM / 9 days ago

China says U.S. consulate in Chengdu closed as of Monday morning

A security guard looks through a glass door at the entrance of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, July 26, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that the U.S. consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu has closed as of 10 a.m.(0200 GMT).

China on Friday ordered the closure in response to Washington’s order for the Chinese consulate in Houston to be shut.

Reporting by Judy Hua and Huizhong Wu; writing by Se Young Lee; editing by Christian Schmollinger

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