How to deal with the things packed after the closure of the US Consulate General in Chengdu? Experts: confidential materials no paper left

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 How to deal with the things packed after the closure of the US Consulate General in Chengdu? Experts: confidential materials no paper left


According to CCTV news report, a staff member accompanying the Chinese authorities said that the Chinese side entered the consulate after the closing time of the consulate. At that time, there was no one in the consulate. The door is not locked, just push the door..

On the 21st, the United States unilaterally provoked the incident and suddenly demanded that China close its Consulate General in Houston. On the morning of the 24th, 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. In the following three days, the whole process of the closure of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu was concerned by the outside world: on the 25th, a moving truck was photographed by the media, and on the same day, some workers removed the logo of the Consulate General from the door; on the evening of 26, the US Consulate General in Chengdu began to remove the door nameplate, and five heavy trucks successively entered the museum for handling operations, and a crane entered for collection At 6:18 am on the 27th, the US flag of the consulate was lowered, and at 15:00 am, all the signs on the front door of the consulate were covered with white boards.

Zhang Hongxi, a former Chinese Consul General in New York, told the global times on the 27th that in early 1979, China and the United States signed the agreement on establishing consular relations and establishing consulates between the two countries, which included promoting the welfare of their citizens in each others territory and the development of family reunion, tourism, commerce, science and technology, culture and other relations between the two peoples In 1980, China and the United States signed the consular treaty between the peoples Republic of China and the United States of America. On January 19, 1982, the two sides exchanged instruments of ratification.

Zhang Hongxi said that all along, Chinese diplomats have been loyal to diplomatic professional ethics, abide by international law and respect the domestic laws of various countries. They not only protect our legitimate rights and interests, but also promote the friendship between the two countries, inherit and carry forward the excellent qualities of the Chinese nation, making a commitment to the outside world. However, the consulate general sent by the US side to Chengdu is mainly to fight against Tibet, which violates the principle that establishing consular relations is to promote friendly exchanges between countries. Now the United States closes our Consulate General without any reason, smashing the door and breaking into the staff dormitory like a robber. This is a flagrant violation of international law and a legally binding violation The bilateral treaty stipulates that it must be strongly condemned.

With regard to the forced entry of US law enforcement personnel into the Chinese Consulate Generals premises in Houston, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the Chinese Consulate Generals premises in Houston are diplomatic and consular premises and Chinas national property.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }Zhang Hongxi said that there were no detailed provisions on how to close the Consulate General in the relevant agreements and treaties. The Convention is: the national flag, national emblem and other items with national symbols must be removed and kept in good condition during evacuation. In addition, confidential materials will be no paper left and will definitely be transported away. Another international expert, who asked for anonymity, also told reporters that in general, all the luggage packed after the closure of the US embassies and consulates abroad should be transported back, which may have the consideration of avoiding unclear security issues, such as infectious diseases. Zhang Hongxi told reporters that as for office rooms and librarians dormitories, it depends on whether they are rented or purchased or built by themselves. If they are legally purchased or self built, they are the diplomatic property of the sending country and cannot be infringed upon. Other analysts believe that if the relationship between the two sides eases in the future, it will not rule out the possibility of resuming talks. However, whether the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu will be in the original location or not will mainly depend on the factors such as whether the original premises have been refunded and whether the lease can be renewed. The source added that given the current state of bilateral relations, the possibility of resuming the library in the short term is very small. Source: Global Times - global network editor: Tao Ying_ NB5793

Zhang Hongxi said that there were no detailed provisions on how to close the Consulate in relevant agreements and treaties. The Convention is: the national flag, national emblem and other items with national symbols must be removed and kept in good condition during evacuation. In addition, confidential materials will be no paper left and will definitely be transported away. Another international expert, who asked for anonymity, also told reporters that in general, all the luggage packed after the closure of the US embassies and consulates abroad should be transported back, which may have the consideration of avoiding unclear security issues, such as infectious diseases. Zhang Hongxi told reporters that as for office rooms and librarians dormitories, it depends on whether they are rented or purchased or built by themselves. If they are legally purchased or self built, they are the diplomatic property of the sending country and cannot be infringed upon.

Other analysts believe that if the relationship between the two sides eases in the future, it will not rule out the possibility of resuming talks. However, whether the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu will be in the original location or not will mainly depend on the factors such as whether the original premises have been refunded and whether the lease can be renewed. The source added that given the current state of bilateral relations, the possibility of resuming the library in the short term is very small.