Peoples Daily: the U.S. side has unilaterally provoked the incident and has not been insulted

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 Peoples Daily: the U.S. side has unilaterally provoked the incident and has not been insulted


For some time, the US side has shown McCarthyism madness, and has gone further and further on the wrong road of creating confrontation. The U.S. side has been constantly blaming the Chinese side for throwing off the pot, carrying out stigmatization attacks on China, attacking Chinas social system for no reason, making unreasonable difficulties for Chinese diplomatic and consular personnel in the United States, intimidating and investigating Chinese students studying in the United States, confiscating personal electronic equipment, and even detaining them unreasonably. The unilateral closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston by the United States is an unprecedented escalation action taken by the United States to China. International public opinion points out that the continued deterioration of us relations with China will have a serious impact on world politics and economy.

China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference in other countries internal affairs. Infiltration and interference in other countries internal affairs has never been the gene and tradition of Chinas diplomacy. Chinas diplomatic offices in the United States have always been committed to promoting mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples. In accordance with the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, China facilitates the performance of duties by US diplomatic agencies and personnel in China. The relevant accusations made by the US side against China are groundless and totally groundless.

On the contrary, the US side set unreasonable restrictions on Chinese diplomats in the United States in October last year and June this year, opened Chinas diplomatic bags and seized Chinas official supplies. Due to wanton stigmatization and incitement to hostility, the Chinese Embassy in the United States has recently received bombs and death threats against Chinese diplomatic agencies and personnel in the United States. The website of the US embassy in China often openly publishes articles attacking China. It is clear and self-evident who is interfering in the internal affairs of other countries and who is engaging in infiltration and confrontation. In fact, in terms of the number of Chinese and American embassies and consulates in each others countries, the US side is far more than the Chinese side. The US side claims that the US China relations are not equal, which is regardless of the facts and unreasonable.

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. The US side should immediately withdraw the relevant wrong decision and create the necessary conditions for the return of bilateral relations to normal.

China informs us to close US Consulate General in Chengdu

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.

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 above-mentioned measures are a legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable acts of the US side, in line with international law and basic norms of international relations, and in line with diplomatic practices.

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.

At a regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 24th, spokesman Wang Wenbin made a response.

Wang Wenbin said that 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 above-mentioned measures are a legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable acts of the US side, in line with international law and basic norms of international relations, and in line with diplomatic practices.

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.

Some staff of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu engage in activities inconsistent with their identities, interfere in Chinas internal affairs and damage Chinas security interests. China has repeatedly made representations on this issue, and the US side is aware of this. As for the specific issues mentioned, China has put forward specific requirements for the US Consulate General in Chengdu to stop all its business and activities. Diplomacy is equal.