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    Diplomatic friction: China orders US to close Chengdu consulate

    China ordered the United States to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu on Friday, responding to a U.S. demand this week that China close its Houston consulate, as relations between the world’s two largest economies deteriorate. The order to close the consulate in Chengdu, in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, was seen as roughly reciprocal in terms of scale…

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    South Africa shuts High Commission in Lagos after anti-xenophobia unrest

    South Africa has closed its consulate in Lagos, following anti-xenophobia protests, Netwerk24 reported. Protests were held outside the consulate and at the South African High Commission in Abuja. South African consul general in Nigeria, Sam Monaisa, said in an e-mail to the South African business forum that the closure would remain in force until Thursday. The situation in Durban had…

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