China condemns U.S. requirement to close Chinese consulate in Houston

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China has strongly condemned the US for ordering the closure of its consulate in the city of Houston.

The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman further called the US decision outrageous and unjustified. He said the closure of the consulate is an unprecedented escalation in Washington’s recent actions against Beijing. The spokesman urged Washington to immediately reverse its decision, saying Beijing would take a proper and legitimate response otherwise. The closure also prompted Beijing to warn Chinese students studying in the US to be on guard, since they may face arbitrary interrogation and detention. The US State Department claims the shutdown of the Chinese consulate is aimed at protecting the intellectual property and private information of American citizens. Tensions between the US and China have escalated in recent months over a host of issues. 

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