In the US city of Houston, Chinese diplomats left the Chinese Consulate, and the building of the diplomatic mission came under the control of the US authorities. The Voice of America writes about this.
It is noted that the departure of Chinese diplomats was accompanied by a protest outside the Consulate, about a hundred people protested against the Communist Party of China.
US authorities have given China 72 hours to close the Chinese Consulate in Houston, pressing charges against the Consulate for spying. Less than an hour after the deadline, people in the uniform of the US State Department's diplomatic security Service entered the Consulate building.
China condemned the US decision to close the Consulate and also demanded that the US close the American Consulate in Chengdu, China. On Saturday, employees of the American Consulate in China were preparing to leave the building, the emblems of the diplomatic mission were removed.
The US wants to create an international coalition to counter China.