The head of the Chinese Consulate in Houston won’t commit to closing the office — a direct threat of defiance to the State Department’s demand that it be shut down by Friday. In a wide-ranging interview with POLITICO, Cai Wei, the Chinese Consul General in Houston, said China is protesting the closure order and his office will remain open “until further notice.”
“We think that the demand from the U.S. side … is not according to the Vienna convention on consular affairs and also is not according to international practice or [diplomatic] norms, and it violates the China-U.S. consular treaty,” Cai said.
“We prepared for the worst scenario but we’ve also launched a strong protest … so we urge the U.S. to abandon and revoke that wrong decision.”
Fox Business ~ ”The Chinese consulate in Houston possibly involved with recent mass protests in US cities”— Arun Pudur (अरुन् पुदुर्) (@arunpudur) July 24, 2020
We all knew BLM was hijacked by communist to bring down Trump.
SCS too many close encounters between The US navy & CCP jets.
Now things are heating up fast.
Gordon Chang is on Fox alleging that the Houston Chinese consulate provided "logistical and financial support" to BLM protests and the CPC is "stoking racial tensions." @CP24 and their Half measures reporting again— Darren F. Wilson (@DWilson2121) July 24, 2020
If #China does not close its #Houston consulate tomorrow, Federal agents must take it immediately--by force if necessary. We cannot permit such a blatant violation of our sovereignty. https://t.co/qrdnAZuLSU— Gordon G. Chang (@GordonGChang) July 24, 2020
Falun Gong practitioners holding banners outside of the Chinese consulate in Huston, which was ordered to be closed within Friday today. They have been here for 21 years already since the CCP has had started the persecution of Falun Gong. #houston #CCP pic.twitter.com/n03m3BpcGS— Aric Chen (@aricchen) July 24, 2020
While all diplomatic missions conduct espionage activity, Chinese consulate in Houston “went well over the line of what we’re willing to accept” -#DOJ official— Eva Fu (@EvaSailEast) July 24, 2020
“At some point you say, ‘enough is enough’ and you decide which are one of the worst offenders"https://t.co/DRLXc9f6DX
China ordered the U.S. to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu, responding to a U.S. demand this week that China close its Houston consulate, as relations between the world’s two largest economies deteriorate https://t.co/J5U1DJJVn7 pic.twitter.com/WxhFT0i4Hp— Reuters (@Reuters) July 24, 2020
Local residents set off fireworks in front of US consulate in Chengdu southwest China, celebrating its closure ordered by Chinese Foreign Ministry, in response to the shut down of Beijing's Houston office by Trump administration. pic.twitter.com/2CE0nptV1s— Eva Zheng 郑怡斌 عائشة (@evazhengll) July 24, 2020