new Delhi: By america HoustonHuston), Shocked by the closure of its consulate in China (ChinaChengdu of America ()Chengdu) Has issued an order to shut down the consulate located in Mumbai. China’s Foreign Ministry issued the order on Friday and confirmed it.
Let us tell you that the American Consulate in Chengdu oversees the functioning of several provinces in China. According to reports, Beijing was already preparing to close the US consulate in exchange for forcibly closing down the Chinese diplomatic facility in Houston.
At the same time, Beijing demanded the withdrawal of the order to immediately close the Chinese Consulate in Houston, blaming Washington for the tension in the US-China relationship. Let us tell that on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that China’s Houston Consulate had become a stronghold of espionage.
Pompio said, “This week we have decided to close the Chinese Consulate in Houston as it became a base to steal espionage and intellectual property.” He said that China stole our intellectual property and trade secret because of which millions of American citizens lost their jobs.
The Chinese state media, in its editorial on the matter, has described this as a new step by President Donald Trump to take tough measures against China ahead of the presidential election in November in the US. Condemning this, China called it derogatory and said that if this decision is not withdrawn, it will be given a strong answer.
Meanwhile, the FBI has arrested three Chinese nationals for visa fraud, while a quarter remains a fugitive living in China’s consulate in San Francisco. Chengdu, alternatively known as Chengtu, is a sub-provincial city that serves as the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan.