Trump orders immediate closure of Chinese consulate in Texas

Trump orders immediate closure of Chinese consulate in Texas

Donald Trump led Administration has ordered the immediate closure of Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas.

US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus who confirmed the closure said the decision was taken “in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information” but did not immediately provide additional details of what prompted the closure.

Trump orders immediate closure of Chinese consulate in Texas

Chinese media reported that the consulate had been given 72 hours to close.
Relations between China and the United States have plummeted in the past year, amid an ongoing trade war, the coronavirus pandemic, and US criticism of China’s human rights abuses in Hong Kong.