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U.S. Orders China to Close Houston Consulate, Citing Efforts to Steal Trade Secrets

July 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — The United States has abruptly ordered China to close its diplomatic consulate in Houston by Friday, accusing diplomats of aiding a nationwide pattern of economic espionage and attempted theft of scientific research, as part of a sharp escalation in the Trump administration’s moves against China.China vowed to retaliate, calling the move illegal. Hours