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Beijing Slams Forced U.S. Entry to China’s Houston Consulate

  • Tit-for-tat tensions continue to simmer between U.S., China
  • U.S. consulate in China’s Chengdu was ordered shut on Friday
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WATCH: Bloomberg’s Beijing Bureau Chief Sharon Chen reports on the latest escalation of U.S.-China tensions.Source: Bloomberg
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U.S.-China diplomatic tensions continued to simmer on Saturday as Beijing slammed the “forced entry” to its Houston consulate by U.S. personnel hours earlier and vowed to respond “as necessary.”

Federal agents and local law enforcement authorities broke into the consulate building late Friday, according to the Houston Chronicle and CNN, after issuing an order on July 21 that it must close within 72 hours.