US Asks China To Close Houston Consulate; China Starts Burning Documents

US has asked China to close its Consulate General in Houston in 72 hours, according to Hu Xijin, the editor of the Communist Party’s Global Times newspaper.

The United States gave the Chinese side a deadline of three days to close the mission in the Texas city, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

After this, Chinese officials started burning documents inside their Consulate. In videos posted online by local media outlets in Houston, fires could be seen in multiple containers, with smoke rising into the sky.

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