Visitors at the Chinese consulate in Houston try to speak to someone inside on Wednesday, after the facility was ordered closed by the US government. Photo: AFP
Visitors at the Chinese consulate in Houston try to speak to someone inside on Wednesday, after the facility was ordered closed by the US government. Photo: AFP

Beijing’s Houston consulate is ‘epicentre’ of theft of research by Chinese military, US diplomat says

  • David Stilwell, the top East Asia official at the US State Department, offers the most detailed explanation yet about why the consulate was ordered closed
  • Stilwell also accused China’s consul general in Houston and other diplomats there of having recently used false identification at the city’s airport

Visitors at the Chinese consulate in Houston try to speak to someone inside on Wednesday, after the facility was ordered closed by the US government. Photo: AFP
Visitors at the Chinese consulate in Houston try to speak to someone inside on Wednesday, after the facility was ordered closed by the US government. Photo: AFP
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