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US orders China to close Houston consulate as tensions soar

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Staff inside the Chinese embassy in Houston have been caught burning papers and documents in a last minute rush after the US evicted China and ordered it close its consulate, accusing it of ramping up spying operations.Dramatically escalating diplomatic tensions between the feuding superpowers, the announcement infuriated Beijing, which vowed to retaliate as the two countries squabble over a slew of issues ranging from trade to the coronavirus pandemic — and China’s policies in Hong Kong, Xinjia…

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