China refuses to commit to closing Houston consulate: Chinese Consul General in Houston

China will not commit to closing its consulate general in Houston, said Chinese Consul General in Houston Cai Wei in an interview with POLITICO on Thursday.

Cai said China is protesting the U.S. order and his office will remain open "until further notice".

"Today we are still operating normally, so we will see what will happen tomorrow," Cai said.

(Cover: The China Consulate-General in Houston, Texas, U.S., July 22, 2020. /Reuters)