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China Closes U.S. Consulate In Chengdu, After Washington Closes Beijing’s Consulate In Houston

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China Closes U.S. Consulate In Chengdu, After Washington Closes Beijing's Consulate In Houston

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On July 24th, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered the United States to close their consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

This took place in retaliation to an order by the US President Donald Trump administration to shut down the Chinese mission in Houston, Texas.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the consulate’s closure was a “legitimate and necessary response to the unjustified act by the U.S.”

The US consulate in Chengdu is known as a “key listening post” for developments in Tibet. The move will probably have a bigger impact than shutting the U.S. consulate in Wuhan, but less than closing U.S. missions in the key financial centers of Hong Kong or Shanghai.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a regular news briefing in Beijing that some consulate staff had “engaged in activities inconsistent with their capacity, interfered in China’s internal affairs and harmed China’s national security interests.”

By the afternoon of July 24th, dozens of police, plainclothes officers and People’s Liberation Army personnel were seen patrolling the street outside the building, searching phones and ordering people to delete photos.

“The US demand of the closure of China’s consulate general in Houston is in serious violation of international law, basic norms governing international relations and the bilateral consular agreement between China and the US. It severely damages bilateral relations, a move that undercuts the bond of friendship between Chinese and American people.”

On July 23rd, the US ordered China to “cease all operations and events” at its consulate in Houston, Texas, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in what it called an “unprecedented escalation” in recent actions taken by Washington.

Late on July 21st, police in Houston said they responded to reports of smoke in the courtyard outside the consulate, located on Montrose Boulevard, in the city’s Midtown area.

The New York Times cited David R. Stilwell, who oversees policy for East Asia and the Pacific at the US State Department.

He noted that China attempted thefts have increased in the past six months and that the “Houston consul general, the top Chinese official there, and two other diplomats were recently caught having used false identification to escort Chinese travelers to the gate area of a charter flight in George Bush Intercontinental Airport. He described the Houston consulate, which he said “has a history of engaging in subversive behavior,” as the “epicenter” of research theft by the Chinese military in the United States.”

Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, a senior member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, agreed with Stilwell’s comment.

“The CCP’s [Communist Party of China] recent targeting of U.S. coronavirus vaccine research underscores the threat of this consulate’s malign activity in Houston, a biomedical research and technology hub itself. I am hopeful this action will deal a significant blow to the CCP’s spy network in the U.S. and send a clear message that their widespread espionage campaigns will no longer go unchecked,” he said in a statement.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is the acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, tweeted that China’s Houston consulate was a “massive spy center,” and that closing it was “long overdue.”

This is yet another step towards escalation between the US and China.

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Zionism = EVIL

China has just being to fuck the dumbass cowardly Americunts.

occupybacon

Hahahahahah

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What is Trump waiting for? SANCTION THEM NOW.

Superfly

hush little Zionist troll.

Jimmy Jim

GAS THE JEWS & FIGHT THE VIRUS!

JIMI JAMES

You the hillary supporters,Trump sais,fk you gutless demospastic wonders,I deal my not yours!

paolinks

Ok, so it is cognitive dissonance at its best.

“The CCP’s [Communist Party of China] recent targeting of U.S. coronavirus vaccine research”…but aren’t the chinese the masterminds behind the COVID? Then they should know everything about the virus and even have a vaccine ready.

So, one of these two is a lie: (1) the CCP is stealing US research on coronavirus, (2) the CCP produced the coronavirus in the Wuhan lab.

Lies have short legs!!

Assad must stay

Very sharp and good thinking

Jens Holm

I agree in false accusations has not to be allowed. As far as I know it came from Wuhan but is not made.

So thats where I am in this.

Bolsjevics sniffing in our behinds is no news. It would be strange if they didnt do it with this too but there has to be real proof.

I also will alloww me to add, that so many things and accusations has been said about it ans many for polical reasosn only, so I alo kind of see it as “one among many”. By that its just another bullet among many from some machinegun.

Trump systematic mentioning Covid as “Chinese” is bad langugage to me as well. We have many virusses and bacteria comming from areas, where people even has animals in their beds.

A creative proposal instead should be the Chinese even was helped to improve the living conditions there.

Tommy Jensen

This is against the International usury rules of order. It is illegal to close US International representations.
China’s breach of International law, hostility and aggression against America will have consequences.

FlorianGeyer

Yes, and the consequence’s are that even the US Vassals realise the melange of political stupidity that the US is broadcasting to the world. :)

Pompous Pompeo is the ideal ambassador for the US self destruction cult that seeks to enslave friend and foe alike globally.

Jens Holm

We are not vassals but a part of the western economics and mainly doing betterthen most.

Go back to Ýour Kombinate and repair Your russian new car.

JIMI JAMES

Better than the new 4wd mercedes that exploded in the pacific highway,assflogg!

JIMI JAMES

Yep severe consequences for the inept homosexual lawmakers,whom ain’t got a clue about law!

Jim Bim

Good move by China, the US Wuhan consulate is already closed, the US staff left the Wuhan consulate for the US and now wants to return but, without getting tested and 14 day quarantine.

guest

A declining corrupt US is in a death struggle with rising China and bound to lose as it has bankrupted itself at all levels by endless war and delusional “full spectrum dominance” fantasy when it can not even provide basic health care.

Jim Bim

The US is in rage it can`t catch up with China unless it takes the all out destructive path……even that is not a slam dunk.

Jens Holm

I hope they will learn to be more calm here and there. But they also have other problems by regaing parts of them.

As written before they will get Biden but they need a Sanders.

Jens Holm

Usual comment and fairytale based on evil propadanda. At least USA has a level to decline from.

Blame others too. They took over, what other collapsed and has done it well but as we see also has limitations.

guest

US is being relegated to the garbage heap of history.

Assad must stay

a country built on the genocide of an entire race (native americans), only country to have used atomic bombs killing so many innocent japanese, then vietnam, i could go on and on, is this a force for good in the world?

Jens Holm

There we go again.

Do You compare Syria with USA or what?

Jens Holm

I see none of that. They have a high level and can decline a lot before even their toes reach Your low level.

johnny rotten

To imperialist fags in the service of the international Zionist thieves there is nothing left but to launch empty accusations and to spite, the times when they could have done good and bad weather are over, now they are only screams and moans, in the best style of gay pride.

Jens Holm

I see none of that. Putting in Gays almost make me to install a seatbelt at my chair haha.

Gays are the best in the whole world. They make no children and pay high tax. They probatly keep You alive too.

JIMI JAMES

Begone incest,gays built nothing in this world,absolutely nothing but aids + diseases,
infact familys absolutely dwarfs in contibutions,where as poofs manly offshore/avoid tax,
so you can take ye gibberish garbage to the mental asylum where you assfloggs belong!

JIMI JAMES

Begging to look it,particularly where any half brained chinese know where to buy china made
file shredders before emyting to china made brief cases,usa politico using ww1 nazi doctrine,
that’s how retarded usa truly,texpecting us all to live in during ww1 era method of secrecy?

Fog of War

” The US consulate in Chengdu is known as a “key listening post” for developments in Tibet ”
Why did China allow it to operate in the first place ?

Assad must stay

good question mister fog of war

Jens Holm

I think its a very stupid one. Most people know what consulates are for as well as they are used in hostile ways too.

PZIVJ

Nobody is talking to you Jens, Go check on your garden, your pigs may be tearing it up again. :)

Jens Holm

Thats how the world is. An Embassy actually is a listening and talk institution both ways and has been a normal institution for 1000s of years.

So its a matter of level. Its often a maincenter for buy and sales and China ac´tually are selling more to USA then USA sell to them.

Ivan Freely

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

chris chuba

China, please use drones and as many cameras as possible to record any evidence of document destruction to show that this is a normal operation when you evacuate a consulate. We have gone insane with the ‘gotchas’ accusations and media coverage of China.

Jens Holm

I allow me to wonder, why they use documents, when they can use compuyers and encrypt them well. It seemes stupid or a kind of fake.

Jens Holm

I do understand USA in this. China too often seemes to have long time plans for fx EU.

But the solutions should be more and better talks and by that relations by agreements. We are dependent but they make unfair competition and too much theft. They also send us too much second class products and are and will not stop that.

Everyone can produce products cheeper, if they also are produced cheeper. After I bought my small tent from there because it was cheep and good I found out is was cheep and not as well as expected.

Because it was very small it could efford a relative expensive first class for all wether. Its not.

JIMI JAMES

To date all hard/electronic/appliance products from prc 12-15 yrs and newer have not failed tother than some pants torn at the knee,and crap computer chairs whom materials are sht,
no better than tawainese tools that have sound record for shearing or snapping,not prcs!

Tommy Jensen

If a country outside America has invented the Corona thing to do America harm, and to erase all innocent Americans from the landmap on their own soil, then this country should pay $trillions in damages to Americans!

JIMI JAMES

Can’t happen,won’t happen,seens also all the patents and real evidently points to neo-liberals!

JIMI JAMES

Drain the swamp,no more free tibet bullsht by them nazi/soros/dirty fkn drug addict anarchists,begone!

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