The Chinese foreign ministry has said the US requested its Houston consulate stop events and move employees out by July 24. Beijing also alleges the US confiscated and opened Chinese diplomatic pouches in October and June.
What is going on. https://t.co/mUAwDttrF8
— Emily Feng 冯哲芸 (@EmilyZFeng) July 22, 2020
#BREAKING Chinese Foreign Ministry: U.S. asks China to close consulate in Houston https://t.co/shLHE0df3W
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) July 22, 2020
BREAKING: The U.S. government abruptly ordered China to close its consulate in Houston in an “unprecedented escalation,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry says https://t.co/xjtt1DYCb4 pic.twitter.com/5I7jBHE2Mx
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) July 22, 2020
BREAKING — US abruptly ordered the closure of Chinese Consulate in Houston on July 21, China announces.
Chinese staff in Houston is videotaped of burning classified documents pic.twitter.com/yhh54n8LjC
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) July 22, 2020
Houston officials say official documents are being burned in the courtyard of the Chinese Consulate, and first responders are not being allowed in to put out the fire. https://t.co/LQL0JAopXC
— FOX26Houston (@FOX26Houston) July 22, 2020