China vowed to respond with firm counter measures after the United States ordered Beijing to close its consulate in Houston, Texas.
In a dramatic escalation of tensions, the move by the Trump administration continues its pressure campaign against China over such issues as trade and the spread of coronavirus.
CGTN’s Nathan King has this report from the White House.
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- Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.
- Yan Liang is an associate professor of economics at Willamette University.
- John Sitilides is principal and geopolitical strategist with Trilogy Advisors.
- Victor Gao is a Chair Professor at Soochow University.
The US has abruptly ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, in what Beijing called an “unprecedented escalation” in recent actions taken by Washington https://t.co/Z36e2yH6zs
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 22, 2020
#Opinion The #US move to force the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in #Houston in three days will undoubtedly fuel an unprecedented escalation of the already tense relations between the two countries. #China
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) July 22, 2020