China Reacts To Use US Decision To Close Houston Consulate

The Chinese Foreign Ministry, has called the US’ actions an “unprecedented escalation” in recent actions taken by Washington.

LEAKERS.NG earlier reported that the United States government has abruptly ordered China to “cease all operations and events” at its consulate in Houston, Texas, escalating already heightened tensions between Beijing and Washington.

However ina statement posted on its official twittet, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the order to close the consulate was a “political provocation unilaterally launched by the US side, which seriously violates international law, basic norms governing international relations and the bilateral consular agreement between China and the US.”

The statement continues; “China strongly condemns such an outrageous and unjustified move which will sabotage China-US relations,”

“We urge the US to immediately withdraw its erroneous decision, otherwise China will make legitimate and necessary reactions.”

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“The US has been shifting the blame to China with stigmatization and unwarranted attacks against China’s social system, harassing Chinese diplomatic and consular staff in the US, intimidating and interrogating Chinese students and confiscating their personal electrical devices, even detaining them without cause.”

“China is committed to the principle of non-interference. Infiltration and interference is never in the genes and tradition of China’s foreign policy.”

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