Skip to comments.US orders China to close its consulate in Houston - China says the U.S. had abruptly demanded the previous day that the consulate cease all operations
Posted on 07/23/2020 8:38:34 AM PDT by Perseverando
The U.S. has ordered China to close its Houston consulate in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans private information..
China calls the action a provocation that violates international law.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Wednesday that the U.S. had abruptly demanded the previous day that the consulate cease all operations.
He said that China strongly condemns such an outrageous and unjustified move that will sabotage China-U.S. relations.
The U.S. State Department issued the following statement:
The Vienna Convention states diplomats must respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State and have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State. The United States will not tolerate the PRCs violations of our sovereignty and intimidation of our people, just as we have not tolerated the PRCs unfair trade practices, theft of American jobs, and other egregious behavior. President Trump insists on fairness and reciprocity in U.S.-China relations. We have directed the closure of PRC Consulate General Houston, in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans private information.
Media reports in Houston said that authorities had responded to reports of a fire at the consulate. Witnesses said that people were burning paper in what appeared to be trash cans, the Houston Chronicle reported, citing police.
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How would we gently demand?
Kick the spies out on ther a*s. Let the cold war being.
We won the cold war.
A new cold war with China is much better than pretending that China is our friend while they keep stabbing us in the back.
At least we would be focused on our enemy instead of pretending that China is a “friend” or “strategic partner”.
“China calls the action a provocation that violates international law”
oh that is rich, accuse others of what you’re doing already
Dont worry. Biden will get elected and allow them to come back and set up shop again.
Close them all down , they’re just Spy Operation Centers
Since the won’t close it as ordered, send the military in seize it.
Kick out all the H1Bs, Students and other spies.
They contribute nothing and steal everything.
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