US Shuts Down China’s Houston Consulate; Here’s What They’re Considering As Retaliation
(Tea Party 247) – China is just bound and determined to be on the naughty list here in the United States, and it seems like after their horrific mishandling of the coronavirus and causing a worldwide pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, they are getting their wish.
Of course, the Chinese Communist Party has done plenty of shady business lately to deserve being paddled, so COVID-19 is just the tip of the iceberg.
On Wednesday, the United States sent an order to China to shut down their Houston consulate “to protect American intellectual property and American’s private information.” As you can probably guess, this didn’t sit too well with China who is now considering a bit of retaliation.
What is it they plan on doing back to us? Apparently, they are thinking of ordering us to close our U.S. consulate in Wuhan. Gee, wonder why that particular area? Maybe because they want America to stop digging into the whole coronavirus outbreak that started right there in that area.
Seems fishy, right?
Here’s more information via Newsmax:
China condemned the move, which comes at a time of rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin called it “an outrageous and unjustified move that will sabotage relations between the two countries.”
He warned of firm countermeasures if the U.S. does not reverse its decision, which he said the consulate was informed of on Tuesday.
“The unilateral closure of China’s Consulate General in Houston within a short period of time is an unprecedented escalation of its recent actions against China,” Wang said at a daily news briefing in Beijing.
Reuters cited a person with direct knowledge of the matter as saying that the Wuhan consulate could soon be closed.
Besides its embassy in Beijing, the U.S. has five consulates in mainland China, according to its website. They are in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan and Shenyang.
Speaking of shady practices done by China. Media reports coming out of Houston are saying that authorities in the area responded to a call concerning a fire at the Chinese consulate. Witnesses stated that people were lighting paper on fire in trash cans.
Almost like they were trying to get rid of information or something. Definitely seems like suspicious behavior.
Police were told that occupants were given until 4 p.m. Friday to leave the property, the Chronicle said.
Houston police said in a tweet that officers responded to “a meet the firefighter” call at the Chinese Consulate building at 3417 Montrose Blvd. The tweet said that smoke was observed in an outdoor courtyard area, and that officers were not allowed to enter the building.
The U.S. did not provide any details on its allegations in a brief statement.
“The United States will not tolerate (China’s) violations of our sovereignty and intimidation of our people, just as we have not tolerated (its) unfair trade practices, theft of American jobs, and other egregious behavior,” said the statement, which was attributed to State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.
Wang accused the U.S. of opening Chinese diplomatic pouches without permission multiple times, confiscating Chinese items for official use and imposing restrictions on Chinese diplomats in the U.S. last October and again in June. He also said that U.S. diplomats in China engage in infiltration activities.
“If we compare the two, it is only too evident which is engaged in interference, infiltration and confrontation,” Wang said.
He also said that the Chinese Embassy in Washington has received bomb and death threats, and blamed the U.S. government for fanning hatred against China.
Well, perhaps if China hadn’t attempted to cover up the actual number of coronavirus cases they had and the deaths they were experiencing right from the beginning, allowing nations around the world to better prepare to contain the illness, folks wouldn’t be so ticked off at them?
Our country hasn’t stoked hatred against China. They’ve done a bang up job of that all on their own.
We here in the United States have reported on how corrupt the CCP is and how they have violated the God-given rights of their own people and those in Hong Kong. No one trusts China and for good reason. Doctors who were willing to tell the truth about COVID-19 were silenced via murder. And now all of this.
Sorry, but no. You don’t get to throw a hissy fit over us closing down your consulate when you caused a global pandemic.