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US agents enter Chinese consulate compound in Houston after deadline for closure passes
CNN ^ | 7/24/20 | Nicole Gaouette, Jennifer Hansler

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."

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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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; History; Local News
KEYWORDS: china; consulate; houston; texas
Will they find Hillary's emails in there?
1 posted on 07/25/2020 3:02:46 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Good luck finding anything.


2 posted on 07/25/2020 3:05:38 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is thp at they are both death cults.)
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To: Libloather

130,000 of pristine land in Texas was just sold to China.

How ‘bout we back that transaction up and tell them to gtfo.

https://www.joshwho.net/china-just-bought-up-13000-acres-of-pristine-frontier-texas-land-near-fort-hood/


3 posted on 07/25/2020 3:18:13 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Libloather

They oughta go into the DNC headquarters and arrest everybody and then move on to Congress. Democrats/Rinos÷Chicoms=Communist


4 posted on 07/25/2020 3:18:26 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Libloather

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.


5 posted on 07/25/2020 3:20:40 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

This is crazy!


6 posted on 07/25/2020 5:09:07 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Yes. All chinese (PRC) nationals here should have their visas revoked and ordered to leave.


7 posted on 07/25/2020 6:14:27 AM PDT by captain_dave
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Should not be selling land to China. And by a military base?


8 posted on 07/25/2020 6:35:05 AM PDT by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

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.


9 posted on 07/25/2020 8:19:33 AM PDT by Texas resident (Remember in November)
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To: Jonty30
This is what they found.
ping
10 posted on 07/25/2020 9:05:53 AM PDT by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....He the master will plant more cotton for the democrat party)
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