Stocks have been blissfully in the green all session, somehow ignorant of the fact that after more than a month of the Trump Administration tossing rocks at Beijing, they finally managed to draw blood with a decision to abruptly shutter the Chinese consulate in Houston, prompting a document-bonfire that was readily documented by the western press.
We didn’t need Hu Xijin’s tweet below to tell us that Beijing wasn’t pleased. The Foreign Ministry spokesman was quick to denounce the decision, and now, Beijing has chimed in with its second official comment:
- CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN SAYS BOMB, DEATH THREATS MADE AGAINST CHINESE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON, BLAMES U.S. GOVERNMENT
In an obvious attempt to leverage the ongoing culture war about equality and racism that is tearing apart the US, the foreign ministry is claiming the Chinese embassy in Washington has received death and bomb threats.