U.S. Consulate In Chengdu, China, Closed In Retaliation For Houston Mission Closure
Beijing announced the U.S. Consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu was closed after it ordered the facility be shut in retaliation for China being ousted from its mission in Houston, Texas.
China is increasing its investments in Bangladesh, pouring billions of dollars into development projects.
That is causing concern in India, a longtime ally of Bangladesh.
Relations between the two countries have been strained by India's controversial citizenship law which critics say discriminates against Muslims.
Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Troops from India and China have accused each other of firing shots across their disputed border, where tensions have been high since May. Both sides say the other is violating their territory. Troops from both countries stationed along the banks of the Pangong Lake have accused each other of firing shots. If true, it would be the first time in more than four decades that shots have been fired on the disputed border.
Both sides have observed a longstanding protocol in their border dispute not to use firearms in the high-altitude border area in the Himalayas. So what has happened since the latest dispute began? China has accused Indian troops of illegally crossing a disputed Himalayan border and firing "provocative" warning shots at patrolling soldiers.
China's military said its soldiers were "forced to take countermeasures", though it is not clear what they were.
India rejected the allegations and accused Chinese troops of firing in the air during the face-off in the high-altitude Ladakh region.
Relations between the countries have steadily deteriorated in recent months.
India said the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had tried to approach a forward Indian position near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and "fired a few rounds in the air in an attempt to intimidate [our] own troops". See how the coronavirus pandemic has slowed the growth of China's wedding industry.