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  • Chinese Consulate in Houston Intervened in US Political Movement (ChiComs coordinated BLM Antfa via Tik Tok)

    08/20/2020 6:37:20 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    ChinaScope ^ | 8/18/20
    Radio Free Asia (RFA) published an article explaining the reason that the U.S. closed China’s Consulate in Houston. The article stated that the U.S. has known that the staff members at the consulate were conducting suspicious activities, but, for a while, it did not take any action. The Second Department of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is the PLA’s intelligence unit, sent staff members from a large network company, with fake IDs, to China’s Consulate in Houston. Those technicians used a large video platform’s backend data to identify people who might participate in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and...
  • Chinese consulates in NYC, San Francisco identified as main spy hubs

    07/28/2020 1:26:25 PM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/28/2020 | Emily Jacobs
    Last week, the US ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, accusing Chinese diplomats there of turning the facility into an illegal spying hub. However, according to a report this week, San Francisco and New York consulates are the central locales for Chinese spying operations in the United States. The order was made to “protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information,” a US National Security Council spokesperson said at the time. The problem, however, is that the Houston, Texas-based consulate is not the Communist nation’s primary hub for espionage. The Chinese Communist Party operates two major hotspots...
  • US agents enter Chinese consulate compound in Houston after deadline for closure passes

    07/25/2020 3:02:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/24/20 | Nicole Gaouette, Jennifer Hansler
    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...
  • Beijing Orders Shutdown of US Consulate in Chengdu in Retaliation For Shutdown of China's Houston Consulate

    07/24/2020 7:51:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/24/2020 | Frank Fang
    Beijing has ordered one of the U.S. consulates in China to shut down, in an apparent retaliation against Washington over its decision to close down the Chinese consulate in Houston.China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered the closure of the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan Province. In a statement issued on its website on Friday, the Ministry said it informed the U.S. Embassy about its decision on Friday morning.Currently, the United States has six diplomatic outposts in China, an embassy in the capital Beijing, and five consulates. The five are located in the Chinese cities...
  • Did the Chinese Consulate in Houston Clandestinely Work to Stoke Racial Tensions in U.S.?

    07/24/2020 6:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/24/2020 | Rick Moran
    According to Asia analyst Gordon Chang, the Chinese consulate in Houston, recently ordered closed by the state department, may have been clandestinely supporting various protest groups in the United States with the goal of stoking racial violence. Chinese consulates across the country have come under renewed scrutiny in recent months as several high-profile hacking jobs targeting Americans were exposed. Just recently, two college-age hackers were arrested by the FBI and charged with several cybercrimes.The Chinese consulates in America have become nests of spies and saboteurs, so it shouldn’t surprise us that they are carrying out directives of the Chinese Communist...
  • China orders US to close Chengdu consulate

    07/24/2020 6:18:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    FNC ^ | 24/7/20 | Gen. Jack Keane
    Fox News senior strategic analyst Gen. Jack Keane offers insight on the state of the U.S. relationship with China.
  • San Francisco Chinese Consulate Harboring Wanted Military Researcher, FBI Says

    07/23/2020 9:02:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/23/2020 | Frank Fang
    The Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring a visiting Chinese researcher, after the person was interviewed by the FBI over concealing her ties to the Chinese military to obtain a visa, according to a court document filed on July 20.Tang Juan, a researcher at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), was charged on June 26 with visa fraud for making false statements on her visa application for a J-1 non-immigrant visa, which is issued to individuals participating in work-and-study-based exchange visitor programs.The revelations came after the United States ordered the Chinese consulate in Houston to close to “protect...
  • 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

    07/23/2020 8:38:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 23, 2020 | Ken Marin
    The U.S. has ordered China to close its Houston consulate in order to protect American intellectual property and American’s 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...
  • Chinese Nationals Caught Burning Documents Shortly After US Orders China Consulate in Houston Closed Due to Espionage and Theft

    07/22/2020 5:58:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/22/2020 | Joe Hoft
    Individuals in the China Consulate in Houston were filmed burning documents after being ordered shut down by the US government for accused efforts of espionage taking place there. The Chicago Tribune reported this morning: The United States said Wednesday that it has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston “to protect American intellectual property” and the private information of Americans.China strongly condemned the move, the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration as it ratchets up pressure on the world’s second-largest economy over trade, technology, human rights and security. Firefighters responded to reports of papers...
  • DOJ Bombshell: Chinese Consulate In San Francisco Harboring ‘Active Duty’ PLA Researcher Wanted By FBI

    07/22/2020 5:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    cd media ^ | 7-22-2020 | cd media staff
    Amid a crazy day of ordered consulate closures, alleged death and bomb threats made against the Chinese Embassy in Washington and diplomatic wrangling, and on threats out of Beijing to “respond” in a devastating way to Trump’s growing pressure campaign and China-related sanctions, Axios is just out with a bombshell late in the day Wednesday that ensures the tit-for-tat will only grow much more intense. “A researcher who lied about her affiliation with a Chinese military university entered the Chinese consulate in San Francisco after being interviewed by the FBI on June 20 about alleged visa fraud and has...
  • US Orders Chinese Consulate in Houston to Close

    07/22/2020 8:24:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/22/2020 | BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    The United States on July 22 said it ordered the Chinese consulate in Houston to close, according to State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus.“The United States will not tolerate the PRC’s violations of our sovereignty and intimidation of our people, just as we have not tolerated the PRC’s unfair trade practices, theft of American jobs, and other egregious behavior. President Trump insists on fairness and reciprocity in U.S.-China relations,” Ortagus said in a statement emailed to The Epoch Times.“We have directed the closure of PRC consulate general Houston, in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information.”Ortagus did...
  • Houston fire and police responding to reports of documents being burned at Consulate General of China

    07/21/2020 7:24:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 148 replies
    Houston police and fire officials are responding to reports that documents are being burned in the courtyard of the Consulate General of China in Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.
  • Protesters burn Iranian consulate in Karbala, Iraq

    11/04/2019 2:33:30 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 4, 2019 | Seth J. Frantzman
    Iraqis scaled the wall around the Iranian consulate in Karbala and raised an Iraqi flag over it. They said only the Iraqi flag should fly high in the sky and that Iranians should be ejected. Other protesters tried to burn the wall around the compound. This is the second time the consulate has been attacked in a week; it was previously targeted on October 26. Protests in Iraq have reached their crescendo after a month in which 250 demonstrators have been killed. The Iraqi Prime Minister has been pressured to resign. Protesters have targeted the political party offices of Iranian-linked...
  • US closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission

    03/03/2019 8:29:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Mar 2019 | Isabel Debre
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by a Palestinian affairs unit, under the command of the embassy. The symbolic shift hands authority over U.S. diplomatic channels with the West Bank and Gaza to ambassador David Friedman, a longtime supporter and fundraiser for the West Bank settler movement and fierce critic of the Palestinian leadership....
  • Turkey demands life imprisonment for US Consulate employee

    01/20/2019 1:44:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 2 hours ago | Rawa Barwari
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Turkish prosecutors demand aggravated life imprisonment for a local US Consulate employee, Metin Topuz, who they charge with espionage for a foreign nation, membership in a terrorist organization, and participation in conspiracies to overthrow the government of Turkey.Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim, former ministers Ali Babacan, Muammer Guler, and Zafer Caglayan – the last two themselves targets of a high-level corruption investigation in 2013 – and former Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag are among 30 officials who claimed victimhood and are plaintiffs in an indictment released this weekend against Topuz.The Turkish national who...
  • U.S. Closes Consulate In Basra, Citing Iran-Backed Violence

    09/29/2018 3:45:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin
    NPR ^ | September 29, 20183:34 PM ET | Noor Wazwaz
    The State Department is temporarily closing the U.S. Consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra and evacuating all diplomats stationed there, following a rocket attack early Friday morning. Although there were no casualties, concerns back in Washington grew. The decision comes out of concern for the safety of U.S. personnel stationed in that Iraqi city near the border with Iran. In a statement released Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited "repeated incidents of fire" from Iranian-backed militias. "I have made clear that Iran should understand that the United States will respond promptly and appropriately to any such attacks,"...
  • Basra protests: Rioters attack Iran consulate

    09/07/2018 4:12:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 09/07/2018
    Protesters have torched the Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra amid large protests against corruption and lack of basic services. Crowds in the streets of the Shia Muslim-majority city chanted against Iranian influence on Iraqi politics. A protester was killed and 11 more wounded during clashes with security forces. It is the fifth day of violent protests in the country's second city, with at least 10 people killed. Officials announced a curfew at about 21:00 local time (18:00 GMT). Iran, the region's main Shia power, has fostered ties with Iraq's Shia majority since Saddam Hussein's downfall. …...
  • Donald Trump has been far tougher on Russia than obama, who is the real traitor

    07/18/2018 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-17-18 | DrJohn
    The liberal media outrage over the last 24 hours is impressive. Predictable and stupid, but impressive. Donald Trump has been far tougher on Russia than obama ever was. Obama was a push over for Russia: Barack Obama sold out our Eastern European allies on missile defense. He slow-walked aid to Ukraine and did little more than shrug when Crimea was annexed. He said “never mind” on his own “red line” in Syria and turned a blind eye to Putin’s intervention there, in large part because of his obsessions with getting the Iran deal. The Russian meddling in our elections started...
  • State Department says consulate employees in China suffering similar symptoms to those in Cuba

    06/07/2018 7:47:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2018 | Rick Moran
    The mystery illness that struck several employees at the US embassy in Cuba appears to have hit some US diplomats in China. The State Department says they have evacuated some employees and their families from our consulate in Guangzhou, China after one diplomat was sent home with symptoms eerily similar to the sickness that caused the US government to recall more than half or our embassy staff in Havana.  NBCNews: Heather Nauert, the State Department's spokeswoman, said "several" consulate employees had returned to the United States from China for further evaluation after they were screened as part of a task...
  • A Medical Mystery Grows as U.S. Consulate Workers in China Fall Ill

    06/06/2018 6:43:54 PM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/7/2018 | By STEVEN LEE MYERS and JANE PERLEZ
    GUANGZHOU, China — A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplomats and their families — which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China — widened on Wednesday. The State Department evacuated at least two more Americans who fell ill in China after hearing strange noises, officials said. Many other employees at the American Consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and their family members are also being tested by a State Department medical team that has been flown in, officials said. It is unclear how many of them are exhibiting symptoms, but officials expect more American personnel...