(ReliableNews.org) – The relationship between US and China is more fractured than ever. Not through any fault of ours, but because the Communist government believes it can act with impunity. This week, President Donald Trump’s administration took hard action against the country.
Stealing From Companies
July 24 was the last day the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, was open. The US State Department ordered it closed earlier this week in order to “protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information.”
In a statement on Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US is “setting our clear expectations…” on how the Trump administration expects the Chinese Communist Party to behave. He went on to explain when the leadership in Beijing doesn’t act appropriately, America is going to act to protect our nation.
Trouble in San Francisco
A few days after the news about Houston, we learned the Chinese consulate in San Francisco may be harboring a fugitive. The DOJ brought charges against a biology researcher, Tang Juan, for lying on a visa application about her ties to the Communist country’s military.
Shortly after officials discovered the fraud, Juan went to the Chinese consulate. She was arrested there by the FBI on Friday, July 24. She’ll appear in court Monday, July 27.
On July 24, China responded to the closure of its Houston consulate, by closing a US embassy in the city of Chengdu. They accused the American officials in the building of meddling in the internal affairs of the Chinese government.
Right now, it’s hard to imagine the US and China getting their relationship back on track. The recent actions of the Communist government demonstrate how little it respects our country. It was bad enough when they literally kept the COVID-19 outbreak from the world, leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths, but now they just seem intent on completely obliterating every ounce of diplomacy.
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