China vows ‘response’ as US orders closure of its Houston consulate | AFP

Beijing confirms the United States has ordered China to close its Houston consulate, in what it called a “outrageous and unjustified move” that will further harm diplomatic relations. “On July 21st, thhe US abruptly demanded that China’s consulate general in Houston cease all operations and events,” says foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, adding the move is “a political provocation”.

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China to make ‘strong response’ after UK suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty | AFP

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin says China will give a “strong response” after the United Kingdom suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest at a controversial new security law in the territory. He also says it is “completely absurd” to draw comparisons with China’s treatment of Uighur people and Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews. He then goes on to attack United States Secretary of State Pompeo for his statement criticising China’s persecution of Falungong practioners.

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