This is just stupid.
Chinese citizens are allowed to send as many of their people as they want to America, and have been for years, due to America’s open borders policy.
Why would they use the consulate as a spy hub, when they’re allowed to move people in with impunity, allowed to own and operate businesses that can be set up as fronts?
Beijing has accused Washington of “provoking trouble” after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country’s general consulate in New York is used for espionage, rejecting the allegation as “malicious slander.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin hit back at Pompeo on Friday, after the top US diplomat told the New York Post that Beijing was running a spying operation out of its New York consulate.
“Pompeo’s allegations concerning Chinese diplomatic and consular missions in the US and their staff are purely malicious slanders,” Wang said at a press briefing, insisting that Chinese staff act in “strict accordance” with international law and bilateral agreements between the two nations.
“We urge the US to immediately stop smearing Chinese diplomatic and consular missions and staff in the US, stop gathering vaporous rumors and provoking trouble [and] earnestly fulfill its international law obligations.”
Pompeo’s comments to the Post came just days after a New York police officer, Baimadajie Angwang, was charged with wire fraud, making false statements and obstructing an official proceeding while allegedly working as an agent for Beijing. The secretary of state said he believed other diplomats and “agents” would face charges in the future.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration slapped Chinese diplomats with new restrictions, requiring them to obtain official approval before visiting university campuses and hosting certain cultural events outside mission grounds. The move is the latest in a series of tit-for-tat actions taken by both countries, which also prompted Beijing to impose similar restrictions on US diplomats working in China.
Washington also abruptly shuttered China’s consulate in Houston, Texas over the summer, which Pompeo also accused of working as a “den of spies,” suggesting diplomatic staff posed a threat to US trade secrets. That move, too, triggered a response from China, which reciprocally closed an American facility in Chengdu.
“It hasn’t been long since the US unilaterally provoked an incident by flagrantly closing China’s consulate general in Houston, to which China has made legitimate and necessary responses,” Wang went on. “Now it is again slinging mud at China in an attempt to justify its wanton acts. This shows a guilty conscience trying to cover up the obvious.”
I’m sure China has a fair amount of spies in America. I’m sure it doesn’t compare to the number of spies America has in China, where the CIA literally created its own spy religion called “Falun Gong” to try to overthrow the Chinese government.
But I’m sure China isn’t innocent of spying on the US. They’ve actually gotten caught in cases that I believe were real.
That doesn’t mean the consulate is a hub for spying. That is goofy. What Pompeo is doing is actively attempting to shut down diplomatic channels in an attack on communication so that he can escalate the tensions with China. Shutting down consulates in order to block communication with America is as much or more of an attack on America as it is an attack on China.
That’s just like his attempt to shut down TikTok would have hurt more Americans than it would Chinese people if President Trump hadn’t blocked it.
What we need to do with regards to China is fix the trade deals in such a way as we are capable of bringing our manufacturing back home. That’s all. But Fatman doesn’t even care about helping America, because he is simply a shill for Israel and international Jewry (globalism).
Pompeo literally does not want to bring the factories home – he is openly advocating for moving them to Vietnam!
Will that help your life?
And Pompeo doesn’t care!
Because nothing he does is about helping America!
Wars in Belarus, South America and Iran don’t help your life either, do they?!