The United States demanded that China close its consulate general in Houston, said Wang Wenbin, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
“On July 21, the United States suddenly demanded from China that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston should stop all work and activities,” RIA Novosti quoted the diplomat as saying.
According to him, China urges the United States to “immediately withdraw this erroneous decision.”
“If the United States insists on its own, the Chinese side will definitely take a decisive response,” he said.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US called on the world community to unite to fight the “Chinese threat.” According to him, the Chinese side “dishonestly took advantage of the coronavirus crisis.”