Skip to comments.US agents enter Chinese consulate compound in Houston after deadline for closure passes
Posted on 07/25/2020 3:02:46 AM PDT by Libloather
Washington (CNN) - US federal agents and local law enforcement entered the Chinese consulate compound in Houston Friday afternoon following Tuesday's order to close the diplomatic facility after US officials alleged it was part of a larger Chinese espionage effort using diplomatic facilities around the US.
A series of black SUVs, trucks, two white vans and a locksmith's van entered the property as a crowd of observers and news cameras observed from the edge of the diplomatic compound.
US officials speaking to reporters Friday said the consulate had been implicated in a fraud investigation at a Texas research institution and that Chinese consulate officials, "were directly involved in communications with researchers and guided them on what information to collect."
The activities of consulate officials in Houston "are a microcosm, we believe, of a broader network of individuals in more than 25 cities that network is supported through the consulates here," a US Justice Department official said Friday. "Consulates have been giving individuals in that network guidance on how to evade [and] obstruct our investigation. And you can infer from that the ability to task that [a] network of associates nationwide."
US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Wednesday the consulate was directed to close "in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans' private information."
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Good luck finding anything.
130,000 of pristine land in Texas was just sold to China.
How ‘bout we back that transaction up and tell them to gtfo.
They oughta go into the DNC headquarters and arrest everybody and then move on to Congress. Democrats/Rinos÷Chicoms=Communist
China is a ruthless dictatorship. Individual Chinese must do what the government wants them to do, they have no choose.
So it can be assumed that every Chinese Citizen in this country now is either a spy or a potential spy. They should all be ordered out of the country.
This is crazy!
Yes. All chinese (PRC) nationals here should have their visas revoked and ordered to leave.
Should not be selling land to China. And by a military base?
They are all spies. I used to attend a trade show in Houston for the offshore drilling industry. Loads of Chinese there. And each year, Chinese knock off products showed up in droves.
Right in our faces.
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