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Old 07-22-2020, 10:28am   #1
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People are burning documents at the Chinese Consulate in Houston, as Beijing says the US abruptly gave it 72 hours to shut it down.

I guess there is more to this story. We already know that they steal intellectual property, so it must have been very serious for the US government to shut them down. Get ready for tit-for-tat.

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People were seen burning documents at the Chinese Consulate in Houston, and fire services were called to the scene.

The police told multiple outlets that people were burning documents in what appeared to be open trash cans. It is not clear what those documents were.

It came as China said the US ordered the consulate to be closed in an "unprecedented escalation." Chinese state media reported that the US had given China 72 hours to close it.

The State Department said the closing was ordered to protect American intellectual property and Americans' private information.

China painted the decision in light of strained US-China relations, claiming the US "has repeatedly stigmatized China," and vowed to retaliate if the US did not reverse its order.
https://www.businessinsider.com/chin...y-close-2020-7
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It was all over the news here. They apparently got a couple of dumpsters and had a burn party in the courtyard of their compound. HFD was called, police showed up, too, but as the consulate is sovereign Chinese property, all they could do was stand around.

Seems like it would have been easier to just get the FBI to destroy the documents, smash the equipment with hammers, and Bleach Bit whatever else needed to be destroyed. The FBI is probably a lot more experienced in evidence destruction than random Chinese spies and honest Chinese consulate employees actually doing their jobs.
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honest Chinese consulate employees actually doing their jobs.













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guess they didn't want to pay Clinton her going rate.
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remember, before you burn it, make a copy of it.
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U-Haul trucks are at the compound and have been going all day, apparently.

"Pack your shit and GTFO, you ****in' commie bastards!"
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I知 sure the Chinese have been buying up port docks etc to fulfill their own distribution plans. I know for sure they have been buying Texans farms
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I知 sure the Chinese have been buying up port docks etc to fulfill their own distribution plans. I know for sure they have been buying Texans farms
I don't know about farmland, but they have bought lots of commercial real estate....warehouses, etc, in our area.
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I don't know about farmland, but they have bought lots of commercial real estate....warehouses, etc, in our area.
Farms I know grew peanuts, cotton and wine..... Big farms. West Texas.

Need Houston to ship to China
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Got my 10 year visa there 2 years ago. I知 good for another 8.
Getting home may prove challenging, however.
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Got my 10 year visa 2 years ago. I知 good for another 8.
Getting home may prove challenging, however.
Be careful. Times like these are when hostages get taken.
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Be careful. Times like these are when hostages get taken.
Oh, I知 not going again, now worries there. 🤣
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