The US said the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston was necessary to protect intellectual property and citizens’ private information. Photo: AFPThe US said the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston was necessary to protect intellectual property and citizens’ private information. Photo: AFP
The US said the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston was necessary to protect intellectual property and citizens’ private information. Photo: AFP

‘Where’s the proof?’ China’s consul general in Houston says US spying claims further damage relations

  • US state department says order to close consulate was to ‘protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information’
  • Refer to American rule of law and act based on facts, Cai Wei tells US media when talking of surprise at consulate closure

Topic |   US-China relations
The US said the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston was necessary to protect intellectual property and citizens’ private information. Photo: AFPThe US said the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston was necessary to protect intellectual property and citizens’ private information. Photo: AFP
The US said the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston was necessary to protect intellectual property and citizens’ private information. Photo: AFP
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