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The United States has ordered the closure of China's consulate in the city of Houston, a move Beijing called "an unprecedented escalation" that will sabotage relations between the two countries.
In a statement on Wednesday, Morgan Ortagus, spokeswoman for the US Department of State, said Washington directed the consulate's closure "in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans' private information".
She did not elaborate further. China threatens to retaliate after US ordered closure of its consulate in Houston, Texas; some lawmakers say consulate was center of massive espionage operation #China #houstonconsulate #UnitedStates #espionage #Intellectualproperty NBC News' Janis Mackey Frayer reports on the rising tensions between the U.S. and China after the U.S. ordered the closure of China's Houston consulate. The State Department claims the move is to protect Americans' private information. The diplomatic crisis between China and the United States is deepening.
Staff at the US consulate in Chengdu, China, are leaving after Beijing ordered its closure.
It is in response to the US ordering the closure of China's consulate in Houston, Texas.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports.