The President of the United States of America has given the orders to close the Chinese Consulate in Houston. The President indicates that the Chinese Consulate was the hub of spying and gathering information about intimate matters of the United States of America.
Over the past few months, the relationship between the US and China has been growing intense. The retaliatory step by China and claims over the South China Sea has severely countered the relationship between the nations. China wants to become the only superpower in the world, and Chinese authorities are taking advantage of the pandemic.
In the massive escalation of emerging tensions between the US and China, the Trump administration has disciplined the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston. To close the Chinese Consulate, the Trump administration has provided the time limit of 72hrs.
The emerging steps are in return for retaliatory actions by Beijing, possibly claiming to close the US consulate in Wuhan. However, the State Department has proclaimed that China is the mass center of illegal spying and gathering information about countries’ private affairs. After the orders by the Trump administration to close the Chinese consulate, a fire was reported in the Chinese embassy, which was purposefully flamed to burn down files and documents.
However, Consulate closure is not unusual; many countries have done it before. Like the US to Russia and India to Pakistan. The doom in the relationship between China and the United States of America escalated after the coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan. Trump claims that the Chinese Government did it intentionally because they were able to contain the virus in China but increased the epidemic in other countries to degrade the economy of various countries.
Not only this, but the behavior of massive military action in the Indo-Pacific region has resulted in the downfall of China. The United States of America considers India as their most prominent Allie, and threatening allied nations with the United States cannot be accepted.