After the United States ordered the Chinese General Consulate in Houston to be shut down, the officials who worked there began a mad dash to burn what they are calling “classified documents” inside the building, after learning the shutdown was due to security concerns.
Looks like the Chinese Communist Party, who is responsible for the global coronavirus pandemic we’re all suffering through, is up to some shady business. In other words, it’s just another day in the neighborhood.
The State Department released a statement saying, “We have directed the closure of PRC Consulate General Houston, in order to protect American intellectual property and American’s private information.”
Here’s more from The Daily Wire:
State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in the statement: “The United States will not tolerate the PRC’s (People Republic of China) violations of our sovereignty and intimidation of our people, just as we have not tolerated the PRC’s unfair trade practices, theft of American jobs, and other egregious behavior. President Trump insists on fairness and reciprocity in US-China relations.”
China was very unhappy about the shutdown of the facility calling it an “unprecedented escalation.” They then went on to threaten to “make a legitimate and necessary response” if the U.S. didn’t reverse the decision.
The DOJ and FBI announced an 11-count indictment on Tuesday against two Chinese nationals and residents — Li Xiaoyu, 34, and Dong Jiazhi, 33 — for allegedly “hacking into the computer systems of hundreds of victim companies, governments, non-governmental organizations, and individual dissidents, clergy, and democratic and human rights activists in the United States and abroad, including Hong Kong and China.”
“The defendants in some instances acted for their own personal financial gain, and in others for the benefit of the MSS or other Chinese government agencies,” the DOJ added. “The hackers stole terabytes of data which comprised a sophisticated and prolific threat to U.S. networks.”
What were they after? Well, the two individuals in question targeted 11 nations and attempted to make off with information and research from “companies developing COVID-19 vaccines, testing technology, and treatments.”
So, in other words, they are trying to steal intelligence that could potentially help them clean up the mess they’ve made by unleashing the coronavirus on their own people and of course the rest of the world, instead of trying to do their own research and add to the work being done by others around the world.
Earlier in the evening, Houston Fire Department and Police Department officials responded to reports they received about items being burned within the Chinese General Consulate.
Fox 26 Houston stated in their report that, “Police say a fire that was reported at the Chinese Consulate in Houston Tuesday evening, was the result of classified documents being burned. Houston fire and police departments responded to the scene but were not allowed entry into the building.”
Again, this some shady business, wouldn’t you agree?