China retaliates after Trump closes consulate, threatens “real pain”
08/02/2020 // Ethan Huff // Views

In response to President Donald Trump's ordered shutdown of the Chinese consulate in Houston, communist China has threatened major retaliation in the form of "real pain."

According to China's state-run Global Times paper, Trump's closure of this facility is "reckless and dangerous," and will soon result in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) taking retaliatory action against the United States.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin announced in an official statement that closing the Houston consulate represents a "political provocation unilaterally launched by the U.S. side" that "seriously violates international law."

"As the U.S. flagrantly drums up stigmatization and fans hatred against China, our embassy in the U.S. recently has even received bomb and death threats on Chinese diplomatic missions and personnel in the U.S.," Wang added.

Adding on to Wang's statements, the Global Times urged the U.S. to "immediately correct its mistakes" by reopening the consulate, otherwise China "will make a legitimate and necessary response."

The Global Times went on to claim that the U.S. has been attacking and "launching smear campaigns" against communist China for a while now, as well as "unreasonably" making "trouble" for staff members at Chinese consulates.

The impetus behind the closure was the revelation that several Chinese "researchers" who had worked or studied at the University of California, Davis were actually communist Chinese spies in disguise.

This led to Sen. Marco Rubio opening up a can of worms about the Chinese consulate in Houston, followed by President Trump taking immediate action in accordance with an ongoing investigation being conducted by the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies.


Will communist China now close down a U.S. consulate as retaliatory punishment?

These are just the latest of many actions taken against communist China in recent years as increasingly more information comes out about their infiltration of America. Back in October 2019, as well as more recently in June of this year, the U.S. twice imposed restrictions of Chinese diplomatic staff in response to threats from the regime. There have also been trade sanctions and Trump's ban on the use of Huawei technology in America's 5G rollout.

To most Americans, these are steps in the right direction to cut off communist China from continuing to take advantage of our country. But to the communist Chinese regime itself, such actions represent a "serious escalation in bilateral confrontations," which could result in "countermeasures."

"The most likely form of retribution would be China closing a U.S. consulate somewhere," writes John Hayward for Breitbart News. "The Global Times suggested shutting the one in Hong Kong, which would supposedly be 'a move which is conducive for Hong Kong's stability, as U.S. consulate staff there have played a role in the months-long unrest in Hong Kong last year.'"

Another possibility is that China will shutter the U.S. consulate in Wuhan, the epicenter of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) plandemic. Communist China is apparently gleeful that many consulate staff have still not returned following the worst of the global crisis, and may never return.

The South China Morning Post (SCMP), another Chinese state-run media outlet, has speculated that perhaps the U.S. consulate in Chengdu will be closed as retaliation against the U.S. for its closing of China's Houston consulate.

"The US consulate in Chengdu opened in 1985 and is strategically important because it covers the country's southwestern region, including the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Tibet autonomous region and Chongqing," the SCMP reported.

Whatever the case may be, let China do what it thinks is best. It is hardly fooling anyone with its feigned "surprise" over the closure of its Houston consulate, which Hayward notes has "long been a well-known hive of espionage activity."

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