Foreign media admit: the US Consulate General in Chengdu is an intelligence outpost for Xinjiang and Tibet

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 Foreign media admit: the US Consulate General in Chengdu is an intelligence outpost for Xinjiang and Tibet


The New York Times described the US Consulate General in Chengdu as the most valuable diplomatic outpost to collect intelligence on Xinjiang and Tibet

One belt, one road, is Chinas Chengdu based initiative. The China Europe train from Chengdu began to export electronic consumer goods to markets across Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Western Europe seven years ago.

The gate of the US Consulate General in Chengdu

Jeff moon, who served as Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu from 2003 to 2006, described it as the only U.S. consulate in Western China and therefore very important to Washington.

According to the associated press, the Consulate General is responsible for monitoring Tibet and other ethnic minority areas in Southwest China.. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) described the consulate general as strategically important because of its ability to gather intelligence on Chinas Tibet.

Washington Post revealed that since the outbreak of the new crown early this year, most U.S. personnel have been asked to leave the Consulate in Chengdu. At present, only about 15 U.S. diplomats remain here, responsible for political, economic and agricultural affairs departments, Chengdu U.S. center and visa processing.

CCTV broadcast live outside the Consulate at noon on the 24th

On July 21, the United States unilaterally provoked the incident and suddenly asked China to close its Consulate General in Houston, which seriously violated international law, basic norms of international relations and relevant provisions of Sino US Consular treaties, and seriously damaged Sino US relations. Chinas foreign ministry said that Chinas corresponding measures are a legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable acts of the United States, which are in line with international law, basic norms of international relations and diplomatic practices.

Li Haidong, a professor of international relations at the Foreign Affairs College, told the global times that Chinas choice of the US Consulate General in Chengdu as a countervailing goal is to control differences because the Consulate Generals business volume and facing regions are relatively small, and the US citizens and enterprises involved in the region are relatively limited. This means that the closure of the Chengdu consulate has little impact on limiting the normal exchange of personnel between China and the United States and actual Sino US relations.

As a response to the US, China is considering closing the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan, according to Reuters. Hu Xijin, editor in chief of the global times, said on the 23rd that it was too cheap for the US side. He also mentioned that all US consulates in China would raise their hearts in their mouths before Chinas retaliatory hammer fell.

The Wall Street Journal quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that before China announced its decision on the morning of the 24th, U.S. diplomats in China had been preparing for the possible closure of consulates by China.

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On July 24, China announced the closure of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, in order to counter the US request to close the Chinese Consulate General in Houston. When China and the United States close one consulate each other, whose war damage is relatively greater? Relevant experts told the global times that Chinas counter-measures are equivalent measures in general. However, the business of the US Consulate General in Chengdu has a stronger strategic significance, while the business of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston is mainly focused on consular services.

According to public information, the Chinese Consulate General in Houston was established in 1979, which is the first Chinese Consulate General to be established in the United States. Its jurisdiction areas are eight states and one federal territory in the southeast of the United States: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico. The U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu was established in 1985, covering Southwest China, including Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Tibet and Chongqing.

Li Haidong, a professor at the Institute of international relations at the Foreign Affairs College, told the global times that the business of the Chinese Consulate in Houston is mainly to serve the large number of Chinese and overseas Chinese who have emigrated to Texas. In other business, it is far from comparable with those in New York and San Francisco. At the moment when the global epidemic is not over, the demand for visa and other consuls will be significantly lower than before.

As for the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, Li Haidong believes that, considering its business scope, although its jurisdiction is limited, it involves Chinas Tibet and southwest ethnic minority areas, which has a strong strategic security nature. In recent years, many of the so-called information materials about Tibet and the southwest ethnic minority areas that distort the truth of Chinas governance have been collected by the US consulate in Chengdu through its channels. In the future, as pompeio said in his speech at the Nixon Memorial Hall this morning, the United States will increase its efforts to promote the Color Revolution in China, and it will be easier for the United States to create trouble for China in the region.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }Author: Guo Han, editor in charge: Wang Ning_ NB12468