Pompeo reacts after US closes Chinese consulate in Houston | AFP

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in a press conference with Denmark’s Foreign Minister during a visit to Copenhagen that President Donald Trump will continue to take actions over China that “protect the American people,” their national security and economy. The United States has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston and accused it of ramping up spying operations, dramatically escalating diplomatic tensions between the feuding superpowers. SOUNDBITE

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