BEIJING, July 22 — China is calling on the United States to immediately abolish the decision to close China’s Consulate General in the city of Houston, reported Sputnik news agency, quoting the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Global Times editor-in-chief wrote on Twitter that the US government orders closing the diplomatic mission within 72 hours.

“This is a US unilateral political provocation, it is a grave violation of the international law, the key regulations related to international relations and the bilateral consular agreement between China and the US. China firmly condemns this revolting and unjustified move, undermining the Chinese-US relations … China calls on the US to immediately abolish this erroneous decision,” Wang said at a briefing.

If the decision is not canceled, China will certainly retaliate, the diplomat warned.


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