WW4 File: Washington and Beijing lurch toward collapse in diplomatic relations as Trump Admin orders Red China to close its consulate in Houston, communist officials given 72 hours to leave country or face arrest, State Dept. spokesperson Morgan Ortagus says closure designed “to protect American intellectual property and American’s private information. The United States will not tolerate the [PRC’s] violations of our sovereignty and intimidation of our people”; Sec. of State Mike Pompeo at Copenhagen press conference, links closure to DOJ’s indictment of two PRC hackers charged with “probing for vulnerabilities” in US companies develop- ing COVID-19 vaccines, Pompeo: “President Trump has said enough. We’re not going to allow this to continue to happen”; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who chairs Senate Select Cmte. on Intel, tweets: “#China’s consulate in #Houston is not a diplomatic facility. It is the central node of the Communist Party’s vast network of spies & influence operations in the United States”; Houston media reported on Tues. that documents were being burned in courtyard at consulate, emergency respond- ers arrived but not permitted to enter property, wit- ness: “You could just smell the paper burning”; Beijing vows to retaliate with “firm countermeasures”

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President Trump, in May 6 comments, accuses Red China of launching bioattack against America in form of COVID-19.

Two US carrier strike groups in South China Sea.

White House punishes Beijing for cracking down on Hong Kong autonomy.

Communist China’s Houston consulate accused of running spy ring.

Chicom diplomats expelled.


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