In this image made from video, a fire engine is seen outside the Chinese consulate in Houston on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Media reports in Houston said that authorities had responded to reports of a fire at the consulate. Witnesses said that people were burning paper in what appeared to be trash cans, the Houston Chronicle reported, citing police. Photo: KTRK via Associated PressIn this image made from video, a fire engine is seen outside the Chinese consulate in Houston on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Media reports in Houston said that authorities had responded to reports of a fire at the consulate. Witnesses said that people were burning paper in what appeared to be trash cans, the Houston Chronicle reported, citing police. Photo: KTRK via Associated Press
In this image made from video, a fire engine is seen outside the Chinese consulate in Houston on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Media reports in Houston said that authorities had responded to reports of a fire at the consulate. Witnesses said that people were burning paper in what appeared to be trash cans, the Houston Chronicle reported, citing police. Photo: KTRK via Associated Press

Hong Kong stocks tank as US orders China’s Houston consulate to close within 72 hours

  • Tumble began on fears of worsening tensions, with Hong Kong’s benchmark closing down 2.3 per cent
  • US-China tensions return as main driver of market sentiment, swinging suddenly from Tuesday when optimism had sent stocks soaring

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In this image made from video, a fire engine is seen outside the Chinese consulate in Houston on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Media reports in Houston said that authorities had responded to reports of a fire at the consulate. Witnesses said that people were burning paper in what appeared to be trash cans, the Houston Chronicle reported, citing police. Photo: KTRK via Associated PressIn this image made from video, a fire engine is seen outside the Chinese consulate in Houston on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Media reports in Houston said that authorities had responded to reports of a fire at the consulate. Witnesses said that people were burning paper in what appeared to be trash cans, the Houston Chronicle reported, citing police. Photo: KTRK via Associated Press
In this image made from video, a fire engine is seen outside the Chinese consulate in Houston on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Media reports in Houston said that authorities had responded to reports of a fire at the consulate. Witnesses said that people were burning paper in what appeared to be trash cans, the Houston Chronicle reported, citing police. Photo: KTRK via Associated Press
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