Houston: Americans are calling for the closure of the Chinese Consulate

The United States has ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas. China's spokesman Wang Wenbin foreign Ministry said on Wednesday before t

Houston: Americans are calling for the closure of the Chinese Consulate

The United States has ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas. China's spokesman Wang Wenbin foreign Ministry said on Wednesday before the press in Beijing of a "monstrous and unwarranted step". "We call on the United States, their wrong decision to immediately withdraw," said the spokesman. "Otherwise, it will give China a legitimate and necessary response." According to state media, the diplomats have been given 72 hours to leave the United States.

The closure was "to protect intellectual American property and private American information", announced in Washington, the foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Morgan Ortagus, according to information from the American Embassy in Beijing. According to the Vienna Convention, diplomats would have to respect the laws and regulations of the respective host country. Also, you have a duty, "not in the internal Affairs of the state to interfere".

The United States would not allow it, that their sovereignty would be violated and Americans are intimidated – as well as the unfair trade practices of China, the theft of American Jobs and other "egregious behavior" would not be tolerated, was quoted by the spokeswoman also. Details you didn't call first. China's foreign Ministry spokesman spoke of a "political provocation".

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exacerbated the tensions between the two largest economies, which are already because of China's handling of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, trade policy and the tough Chinese action in Hong Kong and in Xinjiang in the dispute. The ratio is from the Chinese point of view, so bad as since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1979, not more. Previously, there had been a scramble to diplomats on both sides.

According to the arranged in the closure of ran employees of the Consulate verb, according to American media of mass documents. China's foreign Ministry spokesman did not want to confirm the reports to journalists ' questions, but said only that the Consulate was working "normal". Police and firefighters had responded to reports from residents, the grounds but not enter. In the courtyard of the Consulate's documents had been in the garbage cans burned, it said.

China spokesman said the American government had demanded on Tuesday a surprise that the Consulate General in Houston", sets his entire operation and all of the events". The step is contrary to international standards and consular agreements between the two countries. He will sabotage the relationship"".

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 07:19

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