The Chinese flag flies outside the Chinese consulate in Houston after the US State Department ordered China to close the consulate. Photo: AFP The Chinese flag flies outside the Chinese consulate in Houston after the US State Department ordered China to close the consulate. Photo: AFP
The Chinese flag flies outside the Chinese consulate in Houston after the US State Department ordered China to close the consulate. Photo: AFP
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US and China should strengthen diplomatic links, not break them

  • Beijing has threatened to retaliate following the ordered closure of its consulate in Houston as the two nations raise tensions in a world that can ill-afford a new Cold War

The Chinese flag flies outside the Chinese consulate in Houston after the US State Department ordered China to close the consulate. Photo: AFP The Chinese flag flies outside the Chinese consulate in Houston after the US State Department ordered China to close the consulate. Photo: AFP
The Chinese flag flies outside the Chinese consulate in Houston after the US State Department ordered China to close the consulate. Photo: AFP
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