The U.S. government has closed the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas because of concerns about identity theft and privacy concerns.
The Chinese government threatened retaliatory “countermeasures” over the closure and called it an “unprecedented escalation.”
Chinese foreign ministry official Wang Wenbin also said that the closure violated international law and agreements between the two countries.
U.S. spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the closure was necessary to protect U.S. intellectual property and private information.
Of course, China isn’t going to be happy about its spy factory being shut down, but what else is new?
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