In ‘Unprecedented Escalation,’ Trump Evicts China From Houston Consulate

A day after accusing Beijing of providing support to malicious hackers, the US has forcibly closed China's Houston consulate, a move Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin called an "unprecedented escalation". China has 72 hours to close the facility. The State department says the move to effectively boot the Chinese from America's fourth largest city was necessary "to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information". Donald Trump, Beijing says, needs to "revoke thi

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6 thoughts on “In ‘Unprecedented Escalation,’ Trump Evicts China From Houston Consulate

  1. Congress should pass a law making it illegal for US universities, people and institutions to take money from Chinese in exchange for technology, medical and other research and intellectual property without a public authorization.
    This is not a one way street- shame on those in US who are paid/funded by USA who then sell to China for personal gain. .

    1. Sadly, I have to agree with you. Not long ago (2003) I worked for a F500 tech company in an advanced research organization. At that time the company started a major Chinese operations expansion.
      The majority of our open requisitions were for China based employees.
      There were several reasons that we were given: a) the per head cost was less than 1/2 compared to US, b) everybody else was doing it, c) the China sales volume was larger than the rest of the world combined, We are paying the price now. And BTW, DARPA/DoD/DoE projects generated IP that was eventually shared with Chinese staff. Sensitive technology export licenses worked out “great”. Greed & fear!

    2. Using this as an excuse for failure just cause you more failure. There is a thing called hardworking, dude. A Huawei engineer works over 50 weeks a year, 6 days a week, 12 hours a day, for YEARS.

  2. Curious – why Houston?

    Then, “the United States government has been…… intimidating and interrogating Chinese students and confiscating their personal electrical devices, even detaining them without cause”, Wang charged.”

    Heck Mr Wang, the US government is now doing that to its own citizens. We even get rifles pointed at us.
    See Portland and soon Chicago

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