Wheres the next one? American politicians: more Chinese consulates may be closed

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 Wheres the next one? American politicians: more Chinese consulates may be closed


They may be shut down.

On July 26 local time, US Anti China politician and Republican Senator Ted Cruz gave an interview on CBSs face the country program. He was previously listed on Chinas sanctions list along with three other US Anti China politicians.

When asked if other Chinese consulates would be closed, Cruz did not deny it. He took the opportunity to discredit the Chinese Consulate General in Houston for engaging in espionage activities and wantonly exaggerate Chinas threat.

They may be shut down.

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Interview with Cruz, video capture

On July 21, the United States unilaterally provoked the incident and suddenly demanded that China close its Consulate General in Houston. U.S. President trump also threatened to close more Chinese diplomatic agencies in the United States. In the same tone as Cruz, trump claimed that this possibility has always existed..

On July 24, the Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs informed the US side to close the US Consulate General in Chengdu. On July 27, the US personnel withdrew from the Consulate General in accordance with Chinese requirements, and the US Consulate General in Chengdu was closed. The Chinese authorities then entered from the main gate and took over.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a regular press conference on the same day that Chinas request for the US side to close down and take over the US Consulate General in Chengdu is a legitimate and necessary response to the US sides unreasonable act of closing the Chinese Consulate General in Houston and forcibly entering its premises, which conforms to international law and basic norms of international relations and conforms to diplomatic practices. We do not want to see the current situation between China and the United States. The responsibility lies entirely with the United States. We once again urge the United States to correct its mistakes immediately and create the necessary conditions for the return of bilateral relations to the normal track of development.

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Department of arms control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: we entered through the main gate and took over the US Consulate General in Chengdu

On July 27, after the closing of the museum as required by the Chinese side, the competent authorities of the Chinese side then entered through the main gate and took over the matter. The Department of arms control of the Ministry of foreign affairs @ strategic security and arms control online stressed on its microblog that we entered from the main gate and took over the matter openly and honestly.

Earlier, on the day of the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, a group of US law enforcement officers pried open the back door of the Consulate General and entered it. Before that, law enforcement officers tried to enter through the other three entrances, but none of them succeeded.

The foreign ministry introduced the closure of the US Consulate General in Chengdu and the Chinese takeover

On July 27, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin presided over a regular press conference. This morning, the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu was closed. Can the spokesman introduce the situation?

Wang Wenbin said that on July 21, the US side unilaterally provoked the incident and suddenly asked China to close its Consulate General in Houston. In this regard, China has made solemn representations to the US side, demanding that the US side immediately withdraw the relevant wrong decision, otherwise China will make proper and necessary response. On July 24, the Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs informed the US side to close the US Consulate General in Chengdu.

This morning, the US personnel withdrew from the Consulate General in accordance with the Chinese request, and the US Consulate General in Chengdu was closed. The Chinese authorities then entered from the main gate and took over.

Chinas request that the US side close the Chinese Consulate General in Chengdu and take over the Consulate General is a legitimate and necessary response to the US sides unreasonable act of closing the Chinese Consulate General in Houston and forcibly entering its premises. It is in line with international law, basic norms of international relations and diplomatic practices. We do not want to see the current situation between China and the United States. The responsibility lies entirely with the United States. We once again urge the United States to correct its mistakes immediately and create the necessary conditions for the return of bilateral relations to the normal track of development.

The US side falsely claims that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston is engaged in illegal activities. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: to add to the crime

Wang Wenbin said that there is no factual basis for the statements made by relevant US officials, which are totally rumors and slanders. The Chinese Consulate General in Houston is the first Chinese Consulate General in the United States since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. Over the past 41 years, the Chinese Consulate General in Houston has always been committed to promoting mutual understanding and friendly cooperation in various fields between China and the United States. It has been actively engaged in Promoting Sino US friendship, which has been fully affirmed by all walks of life in the southern United States. Local media in the United States believe that China is the second largest trading partner in Houston, and the region has benefited a lot from the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, which has become a bridge between Houston and China in terms of tourism, trade and culture. Relevant local U.S. officials also said that they were shocked by the US sides closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, and hoped that the US and China could resolve their differences peacefully and restart the Consulate General in Houston. In the face of the above facts, the relevant accusations made by the US side seem feeble, which is purely if you want to add a crime, you have no reason to worry about it..

I believe you can all see that, for a period of time, a small number of American Anti China politicians, out of their attempts to contain China and the motive of seeking private interests, have been concocting and slandering Chinas remarks and escalating their provocative actions against China. For example, the normal news reporting activities of Chinese media organizations and personnel stationed in the United States were arbitrarily limited and unreasonable, a large number of Chinese media reporters were expelled in disguise, the concept of national security was generalized, Chinese enterprises were suppressed, the Communist Party of China and Chinas political system were wantonly slandered, harassed and even detained Chinese students studying in the United States. It is obvious that the real intention of the above Anti China politicians is to deliberately destroy Sino US relations and reverse history. The US side has been criticized by more and more rational and just people for these abominable acts. On July 25, experts and scholars from 48 countries held a meeting and issued a joint statement, pointing out that the words and deeds of the United States government against China are becoming increasingly fierce, which poses a threat to world peace. Any new cold war in any form will completely violate the interests of mankind, support China and the United States to establish relations on the basis of mutual dialogue, and are committed to human solidarity.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }The US side falsely claims that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston is engaged in illegal activities. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: it is necessary to close the US Consulate General in Chengdu. It is in line with the usual practice that the US Consulate General in Chengdu is taken over by the Chinese side. US State Department response: disappointment. Source: observer.com editor in charge: Zhang Lei_ NB16011