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Q: Why US ask China to close down the consulate

WIthout valid reason. Just some accusation of IP and security. Is it true that China was scary nowaday?

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I think it is pretty safe to say that decisions like this are not hastily made and not without irrefutable data.

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I think it is pretty safe to say that decisions like this are not hastily made and not without irrefutable data.

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State Department didn't ask. It ordered closing of the spying den, i.e. Houston's Chinese Embassy.

 

GOOO .. Trump-ster ...

 

https://www.rt.com/usa/495559-trump-china-consulates-possible/

 

Trump says ‘always possible’ he’ll shut down more Chinese consulates after Beijing vows retaliation for Houston facility closure

 

US President Donald Trump said he could shutter additional Chinese consulates following the closure of a diplomatic facility in Texas, leaving the door open for further escalation as tensions soar between the two nations.

The comment came during a White House presser on Wednesday, following the State Department’s decision to order a Chinese consulate in Houston to shut down within 72 hours “in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans,” according to a department spokesperson.

“I guess they were burning documents and burning papers,” Trump said, referring to the Chinese consulate staff.

Beijing has slammed the move as an “unprecedented escalation,” accusing Washington of “harassing Chinese diplomatic and consular staff in the US” while vowing to respond with “firm countermeasures” if the decision is not reversed.

Earlier on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hua Chunying, said the country’s embassy in Washington, DC had received “bomb and death threats” as a result of “smears and hatred fanned up by the US [government].” She went on to condemn the “erroneous decision” to shutter the Houston consulate, also warning of retaliation from Beijing.

 

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haha,,,, diplomatic relations between superpowers have acted like the waves 4ever,,,,,, 'crests & troughs,,,, crests and troughs',,,,;;; remember maybe 7-8 months ago Beijing & DC were practically Dating.....   things come and go; come and go...

 

just waiting for the Totally Tubular wave dude!  when they tell all gringoes like me to 'hit the road, Jack, and don't cha come back no more...'

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Chinese Embassy in Houston, TX, was shut-down because "It was a spying den ..." according to the statement of US Senator Marco Rubio ...

 

Do you think, Senator's statement is overblown ...?

 

 Be careful, now ...

 

Here is the weblink of US Justice Dept. with over 6000 listed indictments against Chinese citizens.

 

There are 20 arraignments per page and charges in 2019 begin after page 2 ..., so we have around 40 indictments, most of them against multiple Chinese citizens ... for spying in USA in 2020.

 

https://search.justice.gov/search?affiliate=justice&op=Search&page=1&que...

 

 

Rubio's statement on 'Why Chinese consulate in Houston was closed ...

 

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/marco-rubio-chinese-consulate-houston-s...

 

 

"Say 'Hi' to a DD-(due-diligence)-guy ..." 

 

 

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Look up "Wag the Dog" on the internet!

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Pompeo is saying "more Tits ... on the way ...

I didn't know Pompeo is such a tits guy ... he he ..

Jul 24, 2020 04:56FBI hunts for ‘Chinese military spies’ all across US as Pompeo calls for global crusade against Beijing

FBI hunts for ‘Chinese military spies’ all across US as Pompeo calls for global crusade against Beijing

The FBI has claimed that Chinese researchers with secret military ties are active in dozens of US cities, just as the top US diplomat urged the ‘free world’ to unite against Beijing and cut the ‘Frankenstein monster’s tentacles.’ angel

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One more "Why ... Houston ..?"

 

https://news.yahoo.com/anti-communist-protesters-heckle-staff-220913293....

 

Senior U.S. officials said on Friday that the consulate was one of the worst offenders in terms of Chinese espionage in the United States and linked its staff to China's pursuit of a vaccine for the new coronavirus.

 

"The vaccine is the latest," he said. "They lie, they take," he said.

Consulate staff had duties in eight southern U.S. states. The building closed for official business earlier in the week.

Houston is a major medical hub known for top-notch research on cancer, infectious diseases and since the pandemic hit this year, vaccines for the coronavirus, which first emerged in China late last year. The city is also home to dozens of oil and gas producers that develop technologies used around the world.

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Because the US government is full of idiots elected by 250 million other  idiots.  After living in China off and on for the last 4 years i came to realize that the Chinese Communist Party does a much better job meeting the needs of the people than the US government does. The US should be working with China and the rest of the world to find a viable solution to the virus problem instead of pointing fingers at China. I highly doubt China intended to let lose this pandemic on the world. I am at the point where I want to walk into the nearest US consulate and throw my passport on the table and tell them where they can shove it as I no longer want to be a slave to the US government.

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OT: Do you think, you are being paid well while working as an academic in China?

 

 

Harvard Prof Charged With False Statements, Failing To Report Income From Wuhan University Of Technology

It is alleged that in 2018 and 2019, Dr. Charles Lieber lied to federal authorities about his involvement in China's Thousand Talents Plan and his affiliation with the Wuhan Institute of Technology...
 

 

 

 

 

 

The United States District Attorney of Massachusetts said yesterday that Lieber, who had already been arrested on January 28, 2020, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston on two counts of making and subscribing a false income tax return and two counts of failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts with the Internal Revenue Service. Then, in June 2020, Lieber was indicted on two counts of making false statements to federal authorities.

The DA alleges that Lieber served as the Principal Investigator of the Lieber Research Group at Harvard University, which received more than $15 million in federal research grants between 2008 and 2019. Unbeknownst to his employer, Harvard University, Lieber allegedly became a “Strategic Scientist” at WUT and, later, a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from at least 2012 through 2015.

The United States District Attorney of Massachusetts said yesterday that Lieber, who had already been arrested on January 28, 2020, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston on two counts of making and subscribing a false income tax return and two counts of failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts with the Internal Revenue Service. Then, in June 2020, Lieber was indicted on two counts of making false statements to federal authorities.

The DA alleges that Lieber served as the Principal Investigator of the Lieber Research Group at Harvard University, which received more than $15 million in federal research grants between 2008 and 2019. Unbeknownst to his employer, Harvard University, Lieber allegedly became a “Strategic Scientist” at WUT and, later, a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from at least 2012 through 2015.

We reported on Lieber when he was arrested back in January here. We noted the two Chinese nationals he was found to be working with - one a Boston University researcher who was once a lieutenant in the People’s Liberation Army, according to prosecutors, and another who was a cancer researcher who tried to smuggle 21 vials of biological materials in his sock - allegedly.

"Lieber's actions look like an unvarnished attempt at espionage, complete with an extremely seductive monetary reward," we noted at the time.

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