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US demands China to close consulate general in Houston

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US demands China to close consulate general in Houston

The contradictions between the United States and China reached a new level: Washington demanded from Beijing to close the consulate general in Houston, Texas. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the United States gave China three days for this.


The United States demanded that China close the Consulate General in Houston within three days. According to the statement of the head of the US State Department's press service, Morgan Ortagus, this decision was made "in order to protect American intellectual property and personal data of Americans."

Earlier, the editor-in-chief of the Chinese Global Times announced the closure of the Consulate General, calling what was happening "an insane step."

According to Fox News, the day before, documents were burned in the embassy in Houston, but representatives of the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied this statement, saying that the consulate general "opened in the morning as usual," no documents were burned in the backyard of the diplomatic mission.

In response to the US demand, China called on Washington to reverse the "erroneous decision", threatening to "retaliate." According to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, the decision is a "political provocation." In addition, the Chinese diplomat accused the United States of inciting hatred against China.

This political provocation, unilaterally accepted by the United States, seriously violates international law, the basic norms of international relations and the bilateral consular agreement between China and the United States. China strongly condemns this outrageous and unjustified move that sabotages China-US relations

- said in the message of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Meanwhile, Reuters, citing sources, reports that in response to the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Huston, the United States may lose the American consulate in Wuhan, China.

Recall that relations between the United States and China have recently remained tense amid mutual economic claims. In addition, Trump has accused China of spreading the coronavirus and withholding data on the disease. China, in turn, accuses Washington of interfering in the country's internal affairs.
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  1. NIKN
    NIKN 22 July 2020 12: 23 New
    12
    The United States has solid requirements for something. Earlier concern, now like this. Everything is getting cooler day by day.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 22 July 2020 12: 42 New
      19
      If it turns out that as a result of the closure of the embassy the guardian of the gay negro loses his job, then there will be no closure ... BLM in the hut! smile
      1. KAV
        KAV 22 July 2020 13: 08 New
        13
        The United States has recently been struggling to show its significance and strength in this world, but another worthy force has already appeared against it, which does not buckle under such attacks. I am afraid that soon the United States will overstrain and take desperate measures ... For, they do not intend to quietly leave the world arena ...
        1. orionvitt
          orionvitt 22 July 2020 13: 34 New
          13
          Quote: KAV
          For, they do not intend to quietly leave the world arena ..

          Exactly. They will slam the door so that the whole world will fly off its hinges. The trends are alarming, and there is little good. Especially when the mad dog breaks loose. And the United States now looks like a mad dog. They take their problems out to the whole world, bite everyone who comes along and for any reason ..
          1. cniza
            cniza 22 July 2020 14: 13 New
            +5
            And no one will be able to hide, everyone will get ...
        2. dauria
          dauria 22 July 2020 16: 14 New
          +1
          For, they do not intend to quietly leave the world arena ...


          "Finally weird
          Knocked out the windows and the door
          And he dropped the balcony .. "
          They will go to work. After all, they know how to do something. recourse
          1. NordUral
            NordUral 22 July 2020 18: 42 New
            -1
            They will go to work. After all, they know how to do something.

            They knew how, as we once did.
            Only with them Trump is trying to recover (for all his shortcomings and the Anglo-Saconic uppermost rudeness), but these only promise it in words.
        3. Ilya-spb
          Ilya-spb 22 July 2020 17: 19 New
          +1
          Houston, we have a problem!
      2. Vestnik
        Vestnik 22 July 2020 17: 00 New
        0
        Quote: Thrall
        If it turns out that as a result of the closure of the embassy the guardian of the gay negro loses his job, then there will be no closure ... BLM in the hut! smile

        The best comment. Thank you laughed heartily ..))))) good
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 22 July 2020 13: 10 New
      +5
      Quote: NIKNN
      The United States has solid requirements for something. Earlier concern, now like this. Everything is getting cooler day by day.

      Why doesn't the United States put forward such tough demands on its black citizens. Stop the riots within 3 days.
      1. Razvedka_Boem
        Razvedka_Boem 22 July 2020 14: 24 New
        +4
        Why doesn't the United States put forward such tough demands on its black citizens. Stop the riots within 3 days.

        When the Democrats, Trump's opponents, win, so be it. It is even possible that they will calm everyone down in a day.
        And whatever Trump does now, everyone turns against him.
        Will not put things in order with blacks - weak, unable to protect law-abiding citizens.
        The tyrant and violator of the rights of citizens will bring order.
        As far as I understand, Trump and his team are forced to maneuver taking into account the interests of various groups of people. If he floats on his own, he will most likely repeat the fate of Kennedy.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 22 July 2020 15: 08 New
          +1
          Quote: Razvedka_Boem
          When the Democrats, Trump's opponents, win, so be it. It is even possible that they will calm everyone down in a day.

          I don’t think so. Democrats are in debt to the pogromists, and these African guys are vindictive, they will sit on the Democrats' heads stronger than under Trump. You will have to pay to defeat Trump. I remember everything from the events of the times of Martin Luther, and look, they always achieved their goal. Compare 1960 and 2020. Day and night. It is day for the African woman and the night for the Yankee.
      2. halpat
        halpat 22 July 2020 15: 01 New
        +1
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Quote: NIKNN
        The United States has solid requirements for something. Earlier concern, now like this. Everything is getting cooler day by day.

        Why doesn't the United States put forward such tough demands on its black citizens. Stop the riots within 3 days.

        And go to the "historical homeland", so to speak.
        Where are the ancestors from? From what is now Guinea-Bissau? - Go ahead, 3 days for your training camp! Otherwise, we'll send it in the hold of a dry cargo ship, well, as of now ...

        As for the closure of the consulate, the Russian consulates were also closed.
        And Russia has closed striped consulates. And China will close. Not a problem.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 22 July 2020 15: 12 New
          +1
          Quote: Halpat
          And go to the "historical homeland", so to speak.
          Where are the ancestors from? From what is now Guinea-Bissau? - Go ahead, 3 days for your training camp!

          This was suggested by Thomas Jefferson, but in a softer interpretation. With a competent approach and, most importantly, with the calculations made.
          1. halpat
            halpat 22 July 2020 15: 30 New
            +1
            Quote: tihonmarine
            Quote: Halpat
            And go to the "historical homeland", so to speak.
            Where are the ancestors from? From what is now Guinea-Bissau? - Go ahead, 3 days for your training camp!

            This was suggested by Thomas Jefferson, but in a softer interpretation. With a competent approach and, most importantly, with the calculations made.

            Thomas Jefferson was himself a major slave owner and planter.
            And somehow on vacation of his slaves (his property) at will he did not really distinguish himself.
            He offered to send Negro slaves to Santo Domingo ... for some reason ... and because, probably, that sugarcane grows well there (and now), it is not far from sailing (to inspect the plantations), and outside the jurisdiction of not yet very united in those state pores.
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 22 July 2020 15: 43 New
              0
              Quote: Halpat
              He offered to send Negro slaves to Santo Domingo ... for some reason ... and probably because sugarcane grows well there

              He had a competent project, but it was not submitted to either the Senate or Congress. According to the "historical homelands", but only children that the United States will learn, and at the age of majority to send to "home" and so every year. Over time, with aging, this contingent will become smaller and smaller, and in 50 years everyone should sit at home. Calculated how many vessels are needed for transportation, etc. But the mind was not allowed to carry it out. And now they got what they wanted.
    3. private person
      private person 22 July 2020 16: 34 New
      +1
      Earlier concern

      Concern is a trick of Russia, the United States has solid demands, but China just bends its line and sneezes at everyone.
  2. seti
    seti 22 July 2020 12: 24 New
    22
    Oh .. This is already familiar to us. We are waiting for the closure of the Pindi embassy in China in two days. Maybe now we will sit by the river on a tree and the Dragon and the bird will fight to the death? It would be nice if someone dragged chestnuts without us.
    1. orionvitt
      orionvitt 22 July 2020 13: 43 New
      +3
      Quote: seti
      Maybe now we will sit on a tree by the river and the Dragon and the bird will fight to the death

      Will not work. The world has become small and if the dragon and the bird are tied, it will burn so that it will not seem a little to everyone. This is good for different limitrophes, such as the Baltic states, Ukraine and different Georgians, they don’t need to think, just sit in a tree, wait and then lie under the winner. (if they are not burned first, no one regrets such people) But Russia is a world power and you just won't be able to sit out. For your own, you must always fight, otherwise it will be taken by someone else.
      1. seti
        seti 22 July 2020 14: 03 New
        +4
        Nevertheless, this is a very advantageous situation for us. Previously, one could only dream of her. Let them fight economically, incur losses and losses. They often dunk their faces in dung heaps .. Let their attention switch from us to each other. This will give us the most important thing - time... But whether we will be able to use it depends on our leadership.
        1. orionvitt
          orionvitt 22 July 2020 18: 32 New
          0
          Quote: seti
          Let their attention shift from us to each other.

          They will never leave Russia unattended. The only thing that pleases me in this situation is that now let China be in the skin of the USSR, and feel to the heart of what a "hot cold war" is.
      2. cniza
        cniza 22 July 2020 14: 11 New
        +4
        Quote: orionvitt
        But Russia is a world power and you just won't be able to sit out. For your own, you must always fight, otherwise it will be taken by someone else.


        This is for sure and we will have to take someone's side and support, and whose, in my opinion, is not hard to guess ...
  3. Hagen
    Hagen 22 July 2020 12: 25 New
    +3
    That way, you can even reach the rupture of diplomatic relations .... Where then to put soybeans? wassat
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 22 July 2020 12: 27 New
    0
    Events, events ... and then what will follow?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 22 July 2020 13: 17 New
      +4
      Quote: rocket757
      Events, events ... and then what will follow?

      Russia has already gone through this. The Yankees will remove the Chinese in Houston, and the Chinese in Shanghai. The diplomats will go home.
  5. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 22 July 2020 12: 29 New
    +2
    Demanding still will not temper appetite, I wonder, but if a demanding face about teibal, at least once?
  6. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 22 July 2020 12: 31 New
    +7
    What a delight, we have a huge opportunity for practical application, all the Chinese strategists and Anglo-Saxon tricks.
  7. Wedmak
    Wedmak 22 July 2020 12: 32 New
    +6
    Does the US want to remain on its continent alone, without diplomacy and connections, with its army, navy, coronavirus and BLM? Heh ... I would look at this circus.
  8. Runoway
    Runoway 22 July 2020 12: 34 New
    10
    The US missed the moment long ago; China has grown and is pushing them out of the markets. Trump wanted to trump economic reforms, to make America great again, but alas, even with the Negro, it was necessary to deal with the containment of the PRC.
    Interesting times begin the whole world wondered what to do next, sitting out in the warmth, licking Uncle Sam is no longer profitable and will not work. Erdogan understood, France and Germany are already scratching their turnips, only the Balts, Poland, Ukraine continue to jackal from inevitability "and we are going north" ©
    1. truck driver
      truck driver 22 July 2020 12: 42 New
      -3
      From what hangover did you write me down as a descendant of the Nazis? Likewise, I can declare that you are a fascist who appoints all the people in the wrong, how are you different from the fascists?
      1. Runoway
        Runoway 22 July 2020 12: 45 New
        +5
        The comment was corrected so as not to offend anyone. I understand that there are good and bad people everywhere, but excuse me, what else can you call the countries where torchlight processions and desecration of the monuments of Soviet soldiers are held?
        1. truck driver
          truck driver 22 July 2020 13: 14 New
          +2
          I understand, but we have a situation where 25% of the frostbitten impose their will on the rest. You and others like you are spreading myths to the whole people without hesitation, so to speak to enhance the effect, and the fact that the Ukrainians have not resigned themselves to their own power and resist it, so the 1st channel will not say about this, it is always more profitable to show the scum and the bad , for popularity on good deeds you will not go far.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 22 July 2020 14: 18 New
            +6
            Quote: LKW Fahrer
            but the fact that the Ukrainians did not accept

            ?
            And what are they doing?
  9. prior
    prior 22 July 2020 12: 37 New
    +6
    A diplomatic war will cause irreparable harm to both America and China.
    Should I express my concern about this ?! laughing
  10. Eug
    Eug 22 July 2020 12: 37 New
    +5
    And what is the motivation behind this demand? There is not a word about this in the article, but I would like to know.
    1. Senka naughty
      Senka naughty 22 July 2020 12: 48 New
      +7
      Quote: Eug
      According to Fox News, on the eve of the diplomatic mission in Houston burned documents, but representatives of the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied this statement, saying that the Consulate General "opened in the morning as usual," no documents were burned in the backyard of the diplomatic mission.

      The Chinese again stole something, in all visibility.
  11. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 22 July 2020 12: 52 New
    0
    Just one episode of the relocation of the control center to China. For China to become a new center of control, global elites sever economic and political ties with the United States.
  12. Carib
    Carib 22 July 2020 12: 58 New
    +4
    Quote: Senka Naughty
    Quote: Eug
    According to Fox News, on the eve of the diplomatic mission in Houston burned documents, but representatives of the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied this statement, saying that the Consulate General "opened in the morning as usual," no documents were burned in the backyard of the diplomatic mission.

    The Chinese again stole something, in all visibility.

    And they stole it straight from the rocket standing at the start ... :)
  13. Courier
    Courier 22 July 2020 12: 59 New
    -9
    It is interesting that China was the first to announce the closure of the Consulate General.
    The US was deliberately silent.

    Another rope broke, and everyone who shouted, oh, the United States will only shake a finger, shamed.

    It is unlikely that this is Trump's personal decision, he most likely did not know about the presence of the General Consulate in Houston.

    The US Deep State itself no longer sees China as its economic partner.
    There will be no more Chinese students, Chinese communists, and the old Chinese influence in the US.
    This will have an extremely negative impact on Russia, because it already has a red Chinese label.
    1. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 22 July 2020 13: 14 New
      +3
      the more they quarrel, the more profitable Russia is
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 22 July 2020 14: 20 New
      +4
      Quote: Courier
      and everyone who shouted, oh, the United States will only threaten with a finger, put to shame.

      No, they are glad they were wrong. The US has taken another step towards the abyss.
    3. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 22 July 2020 21: 56 New
      0
      Courier, in the usa am there are "Chinatuns" and there are many of them, for the introduction of "Chinese moles bully "in the" bowels of the United States "that's enough.
  14. alexmach
    alexmach 22 July 2020 13: 02 New
    +4
    Well, good luck! It is not just the embassies of Russia that should be closed, even if they try to fight with China, but more intensively, please.
  15. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 22 July 2020 13: 05 New
    +4
    With its hysteria and claims, the United States will bring the world to such a state that when the Yellowstone caldera begins to melt, some countries will mark this event with fireworks in the American "underbelly" and in the Eastern Hemisphere ...
    Something gentlemen capitalists as they can delay the end of the era of domination of the dollar. And this will happen inevitably. The consequences in this case will be much more difficult ...
    It's time to start uniting on new principles of cooperation (economic, military and political).
    1. Tank hard
      Tank hard 22 July 2020 16: 03 New
      +1
      Quote: ROSS 42
      It's time to start uniting on new principles of cooperation (economic, military and political).

      To whom and with whom? repeat
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 22 July 2020 16: 50 New
        +1
        Quote: Tank Hard
        To whom and with whom?

        To begin with, you can unite with the enemies of your enemy (who are the enemies for Russia, I hope you don't need to explain?)
        To unite on the rights of the Anglo-Saxons insulted by international lawlessness. To unite on the rights of equal neighbors, the development and existence of which is so stubbornly hampered from the outside, inventing reasons and drawing reasons.
        1. Tank hard
          Tank hard 22 July 2020 16: 54 New
          +1
          Quote: ROSS 42
          To begin with, you can unite with the enemies of your enemy (who are the enemies for Russia, I hope you don't need to explain?)

          For some, China is the enemy ...
          Quote: ROSS 42
          To unite on the rights of the Anglo-Saxons insulted by international lawlessness. Unite as equal neighbors,

          You are too emotional. I would watch the battle between Washington and Beijing from the sidelines without taking an active part in it. But I am not running the country. wink
  16. uav80
    uav80 22 July 2020 13: 25 New
    +5
    The point is to close in WUHAN, it is necessary to close the US Consulate, which is located at 26 Garden Road, Hong Kong
    1. cniza
      cniza 22 July 2020 14: 06 New
      +2
      We will wait for the decision of China, but it will not be soon ...
  17. iouris
    iouris 22 July 2020 13: 33 New
    +1
    This is an attempt on the independence of the independent state of Texas. Houston, do you hear?
  18. Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper 22 July 2020 13: 33 New
    +4
    Houston! We have problems! ;)(from)
  19. cniza
    cniza 22 July 2020 14: 02 New
    +3
    Meanwhile, Reuters, citing sources, reports that in response to the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Huston, the United States may lose the American consulate in Wuhan, China.


    So it is already empty, the USA fled from there after the outbreak of the epidemic ...
  20. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 22 July 2020 14: 06 New
    +1
    First Huawei, then Hong Kong, then the trade war, then the restriction of air traffic, then the ban on Chinese students, and now the consulates ...
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 22 July 2020 14: 20 New
      +5
      This is good news. Americans have gone wild.
      1. Tank jacket
        Tank jacket 22 July 2020 14: 50 New
        0
        How glad it is that in such a situation Russia has a gold card and an experienced dealer on the deal ...
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 22 July 2020 14: 57 New
          +3
          At one time, it was China that helped the United States win the Cold War. It helped a lot.
          And now, on the eve of a clash with China, they have managed to squabble with Russia, have tensions with their closest NATO allies and give China Pakistan and Iran ... Very wise and far-sighted actions.
          1. Tank jacket
            Tank jacket 22 July 2020 15: 01 New
            0
            Trump received such a task from the elites ... Smooth (NAO + NPP) lowering of the United States to the level of a regional power. But some of the country's elite (Clinton, Biden, etc.) do not want this sinking, because they are deprived of money and power ... So we are witnessing protests, sabotage on both sides of the ocean ...
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 22 July 2020 15: 05 New
              +1
              Conspiracy theory laughing

              In fact, they went haywire after Bush senior left office. And with each new leader it got worse.
              The late Z. Brzezinski wrote about this, about the "absence of reason", but he will not lie
              1. Tank jacket
                Tank jacket 22 July 2020 15: 30 New
                -2
                Henry Kissinger said at Brzezinski's birthday party: "..What are you ..."
                At this point, the hero of the day spoke for 45 minutes. Suddenly, Henry Kissinger, who will celebrate his 85th birthday this year, stood right in the middle of the speech of his longtime rival and defiantly headed for the exit.

                “Wait, Henry, you're not leaving because of what I'm saying?” - Mr. Brzezinski interrupted his speech.

                “I have been waiting for such a moment for 30 years,” Henry Kissinger answered with a German accent and headed for the door.
      2. muham
        muham 22 July 2020 19: 07 New
        0
        Quote: Spade
        This makes me happy
        yes Americans are beginning to see.
  21. thinker
    thinker 22 July 2020 14: 42 New
    0
    Quote: tihonmarine
    and the Chinese are in Shanghai.

    Did not guess yes
    Reuters learned about possible closure of the US Consulate in Wuhan
    1. Brturin
      Brturin 22 July 2020 18: 15 New
      0
      Quote: thinker
      Did not guess
      Reuters learned

      Reuters, of course, but this is not the Foreign Ministry ... for me to close it in Wuhan, when they are already accused of concealing information on covid, somehow ... it is highly likely that they want to hide something else right away .... though .. . we will see
  22. gurzuf
    gurzuf 22 July 2020 15: 24 New
    +1
    With the collapse of the USSR, sane politicians ended in America. Remained old people - senile and a new generation of blacks - rappers.
    1. Tank jacket
      Tank jacket 22 July 2020 19: 25 New
      -1
      Young people were taught within the framework of the liberal model ... LGBT tolerance, overconsumption ... And now there will be a hard landing ... Bloggers are gaining more and more popularity who teach how to survive (arms sales have reached a historic peak), rummage through garbage cans to save money, wash everything family in the same bathroom or in a hostel / at work and wash along the way, use waste ...
  23. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 22 July 2020 15: 41 New
    0
    The PRC has an embassy in Washington and five consulates in the United States: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston.

    The United States has an embassy in Beijing and five consulates in mainland China: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenyang, and Wuhan. Houston police and fire officials responded to reports that the burning of documents began in the courtyard of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston on Tuesday evening, according to the Houston Police Department, which began receiving reports immediately after 8 p.m. at 3417 Montrose Boulevard, where the consulate is located. ... Videos shared by a witness living near the consulate show several open trash cans or containers with flames coming out of them.

    Senator Marco Rubio: "The Chinese Consulate in Houston is a huge spy center and it is long overdue to shut it down." - Probably happy that they were going home and decided to have a picnic) laughing
    1. Brturin
      Brturin 22 July 2020 17: 29 New
      0
      Quote: Gennady Fomkin
      Probably happy that they were going home and decided to have a picnic)

      Why bother with this topic of burning documents - you can also remember San Francisco with the smoke from the chimney of the Russian consulate - "They were burning something in the fireplace" - a representative of the San Francisco fire service, Mindy Talamage. You won't take all the papers with you ...
  24. NF68
    NF68 22 July 2020 15: 49 New
    0
    The Chinese will respond in kind.
  25. Tank hard
    Tank hard 22 July 2020 15: 59 New
    +2
    Well, China will try on itself what Russia has already experienced.
    1. sav
      sav 22 July 2020 19: 51 New
      15
      But I wonder if China refuses, will the staff do the same with our consulate? Remember, behind the screens, the locks were cut off?
      1. Tank hard
        Tank hard 22 July 2020 19: 52 New
        +2
        Quote: sav
        But I wonder if China refuses, will the staff do the same with our consulate? Remember, behind the screens, the locks were cut

        I think they can, but this is IMHO.
  26. Charik
    Charik 22 July 2020 19: 33 New
    +1
    In the Chinese, they scratched in the space lair of the Americans, which began to launch vehicles to the Moon and Mars
  27. APASUS
    APASUS 22 July 2020 20: 41 New
    +2
    China politely kept silent when our trade missions were closed and now he himself found himself in a difficult situation
  28. Normal ok
    Normal ok 22 July 2020 22: 22 New
    -2
    It was already like that. At the end of the USSR, artillery platoons were brought to 2-gun composition (before that there were 3 guns).
  29. Klingon
    Klingon 22 July 2020 23: 55 New
    +1
    Quote: Senka Naughty
    Quote: Eug
    According to Fox News, on the eve of the diplomatic mission in Houston burned documents, but representatives of the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied this statement, saying that the Consulate General "opened in the morning as usual," no documents were burned in the backyard of the diplomatic mission.

    The Chinese again stole something, in all visibility.

    yeah, right on the launch pad they stole laughing drinks
    Houston! Houston! I'm Howard Wolowitz! - The Chinese stole the toilet that I developed for the ISS! wassat There was only Grundika Fish, whom Maman gave me before the start! wassat
  30. sen
    sen 23 July 2020 05: 14 New
    +1
    We trained in Russia and took up China. Following the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, the US authorities may close other diplomatic missions of the PRC, US President Donald Trump said at a White House briefing on July 22.
  31. jekasimf
    jekasimf 23 July 2020 09: 33 New
    +1
    At one time, Russia equalized the number of dip. employees of the United States, on its territory, with the number of its employees in the United States .... What prevents China from doing the same? And immediately all the misunderstandings stopped.