The US demanded that China close the Consulate General in Houston, Texas, within three days, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wen-Bin.
Earlier, the editor-in-chief of the Chinese Global Times wrote about this, calling it a “crazy step.”
Beijing called on Washington to reverse this decision immediately; otherwise “decisive retaliatory measures” will follow.
According to Fox News, documents were burned in the Embassy building in Houston the day before.
Relations between the US and China remain tense. The parties have mutual economic claims. Also, the US administration accuses the PRC of unfairly informing about the situation with the new coronavirus. China, in turn, is dissatisfied with Washington’s interference in the country’s internal affairs, in particular, in relations between Beijing and Hong Kong.