China lodges solemn representations against U.S. forced entry into its consulate: FM spokesperson
Updated 11:05, 26-Jul-2020

China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition, and has lodged solemn representations after the U.S. on Friday forced its way into the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, said Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, on Saturday.

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The Chinese Consulate General in Houston is the diplomatic and consular premises, and also China's state property, said Wang, noting that it is not permissible for the U.S. side to infringe upon the premises of the consulate in any way according to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the bilateral consular agreement between China and the U.S.

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China will make the proper and necessary response, added Wang.

China on Friday informed the U.S. Embassy in China of its decision to withdraw its consent for the establishment and operation of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu after the U.S. abruptly demanded that China close its Consulate General in Houston on July 21.