US Government Orders China to Close Houston Consulate

The US Government ordered China to close its Consulate in Houston. Trump Administration accuses the Consulate of economic espionage, and attempted stealing of scientific research.

The State Department claimed China was directing “massive illegal spying and influence operations.” The department declared that the Consulate must be closed by Friday.

David Stillwell, a diplomat in the State Department, claimed that the Chinese Consulate has long been the epicenter of scientific research theft. Stillwell suggested that scientific theft attempts accelerated in the last six months, which he claimed could be related to Coronovairus vaccine development.

The Chinese Embassy in Washington DC stated that the accusations were groundless and total fabrication. A Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman in Beijing called for an immediate reversal of the decision. “Otherwise, China will make the necessary retaliations” the spokesman said.

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