U.S. Drawdown of China Diplomats Cripples Ties at Critical Moment

BEIJING—A sweeping evacuation of American diplomats has hobbled the U.S. government’s existence in China, further rupturing interactions in between the two superpowers at a time of soaring tensions and hampering efforts to struggle the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. diplomats and their family members associates commenced to return property en masse in early February as coronavirus infections exploded, kicking off what has turn into 1 of the major peacetime evacuations of U.S. diplomatic personnel in background.