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11.11.20 05:06
Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
06.11.20 16:59
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Spanish EFE news agency
04.11.20 14:53
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Italian La Repubblica newspaper
01.11.20 02:40
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by German ARD TV channel
30.10.20 21:00
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Russian Interfax agency
27.10.20 22:45
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Italian Rai 1 TV channel
27.10.20 22:32
Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
26.10.20 03:17
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by U.S. Fox News TV channel
24.10.20 22:22
President Ilham Aliyev gave interview to French Le Figaro newspaper
20.10.20 22:48
President Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
15.10.20 23:17
Azerbaijan Republic State Security Service cautioned about Armenian terror
11.10.20 15:12
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Russian RBC TV channel
10.10.20 09:33
Azerbaijani, Russian, Armenian FMs make joint statement
10.10.20 00:54
President Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
07.10.20 01:37
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by TRT Haber TV channel
05.10.20 21:16
Mehriban Aliyeva: «Each of us is obliged to do our best to bring the moment of the Great Victory closer»
04.10.20 23:02
President Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation
03.10.20 22:52
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev: «Azerbaijani Army raised Azerbaijani flag in Madagiz»
03.10.20 13:25
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Al Jazeera TV channel
02.10.20 21:22
Hikmet Hajiyev: «Armenian leadership tries to intimidate people with photoshops»
02.10.20 17:44
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02.10.20 11:01
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19
02.10.20 09:40
Operational information of the Ministry of Defense
02.10.20 09:09
Turkey: Permanent peace possible if Armenia leaves Azerbaijan territories
02.10.20 08:43
Are PKK-linked terrorists fighting alongside Armenia in occupied-Karabakh?
02.10.20 00:17
Armenian president officially admits violation of international law - Turkish government
30.09.20 23:32
Presidential debate: How the world's media reacted
30.09.20 23:18
The Ministry of Defense addressed volunteers who want to join the fighting
29.09.20 02:50
Turkish parties condemn Armenian attack on Azerbaijan
28.09.20 13:12
Abdullah Abdullah begins Pakistan visit
28.09.20 10:53
The Armenian side is trying to conceal its losses by spreading misinformation
28.09.20 10:48
President Ilham Aliyev appealed to Azerbaijani people
27.07.20 16:04
Lapid calls on Netanyahu to fire Public Security Minister Amir Ohana
27.07.20 15:16
Kazakhstan to Establish National Emergency Stabilization Fund for Essential Medicines
27.07.20 14:58
China takes over US Consulate in Chengdu in diplomatic tit for tat
China takes over US Consulate in Chengdu in diplomatic tit for tat
27 July [14:58] Politics Scandal



Chinese authorities have taken control of the former US Consulate in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. The move comes amid rising tensions between the two countries over a number of issues.

Chinese authorities on Monday entered the former US Consulate in Chengdu after it was ordered to be shut in retaliation for the US closing the Chinese Consulate in Houston last week.

China's Foreign Ministry spoke of "competent authorities" having entered the premises after it was vacated by US diplomats in the morning.

The closings of the missions come as tensions between the two global powers continue to rise, fueled by numerous issues, including trade, responsibility for the coronavirus pandemic and moves by Beijing to stifle pro-democracy efforts in Hong Kong.

"We entered from the main entrance and took over fairly and honorably," a statement on the Weibo online platform said. Beijing had complained that US officials used illegitimate force to enter the Houston consulate, prising open the back door after failing to get in by three other entrances.

A large crowd in Chengdu

DW's Mathias Bölinger, who is at the US Consulate in Chengdu, said reactions among locals to the closure of the mission were mixed, with some happy to see the Americans go while others were unhappy that bilateral ties had so deteriorated. "Many people have come to take a look and a selfie with victorious poses," Bölinger said. "It is a historic event in their town and they wanted to witness it."

Role in Tibet relations

The Consulate covered several minority regions, such as Tibet. US State Department said it had "stood at the center of our relations with the people in Western China, including Tibet, for 35 years." It expressed disappointment at China's decision but said the US would continue with its "outreach to the people in this important region through our other posts in China."

Each side now has four consulates and one embassy in the respective other country.

China has described US allegations that its Houston consulate hosted Chinese spies who were trying to steal medical and industrial data as "malicious slander."

 

 

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