Asia | As relations worsen, Mike Pompeo says “distrust and verify” in dealing with China
by June Cheng
Posted 7/30/20, 05:05 pm
On the morning of July 27, uniformed marine security guards lowered the American flag at the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu for the last time, signally the compound’s official closure. Outside, police shut down the streets surrounding the building after large crowds had gathered, taking selfies and milling around after Beijing gave the United States 72 hours to close the consulate.