U.S FBI agents have taken over the Chinese consulate in Houston as a Friday local time following an order that it sees operation amid espionage allegations. However, Beijing has now released an official statement regarding this shutdown.
The action comes after China hit back at the U.S by ordering the shutdown of its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Friday local time.
The FBI arrested Juan Tang a Chinese researcher who took a refuge in china’s San Francisco consulate. After allegedly committing visa fraud she hid in the consulate. “She was accused of concealing that she served in the PLA in the entry process”. A senior justice department official said.