China orders US to close Chengdu consulate as spying spat worsens
24 July 2020 | 2:02 pm
Beijing made the demand in retaliation for the closure of China's Houston consulate earlier this week over alleged Chinese espionage. The move was described as a response to "unreasonable measures" by the United States.
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