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On Tuesday, the US government abruptly gave The Chinese government 72 hours to close the consulate in Houston and evacuate all personnel. More than four hours later, a fire broke out at the Chinese consulate general in Houston. Witnesses reported seeing small amounts of smoke rising from the embassy compound and smelling burning paper. Based on the principle of sovereignty over foreign affairs, the Chinese Consulate General in Houston did not allow relevant personnel from the Houston Fire and police departments to enter.
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In an e-mailed statement, State Department spokesman Morgan Otago later gave "reasons" for closing the Chinese consulate in Houston to "protect THE intellectual property rights of the United States and private information of Americans."
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In response, the Chinese Foreign Ministry informed the US Embassy in China yesterday morning that China had decided to revoke the establishment and operation permit of the US Consulate General in Chengdu, and put forward specific requirements for the suspension of all operations and activities of the consulate General. The Chinese spokesperson said that the US side unilaterally provoked the incident by suddenly asking China to close its Consulate General in Houston, which seriously violated international law and basic norms governing international relations as well as relevant provisions of the China-Us consular treaty and seriously undermined China-Us relations. The above measures are a legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable actions of the US side. They are in line with international law and basic norms governing international relations and diplomatic practices. The current situation between China and the US is something That China does not want to see. The responsibility lies squarely with the US side. We once again urge the US side to immediately withdraw the wrong decision so as to create necessary conditions for the return of normal bilateral relations.
This year, the United States has taken various repressive measures against China in military, regional geopolitics, science and technology, and personnel exchanges. In particular, a series of recent "honey sauce" operations, it has to be associated with the sino - US trade may worsen.
On July 16th it emerged that the US was considering a total ban on travel to the US. The Trump administration is considering a blanket ban on Chinese Communist Party members and their families from traveling to the United States, according to people familiar with the matter. In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday that if the report is true, it can only make people feel "pathetic" about the US.
On July 20, the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it had added 11 Chinese companies to its "entity list", including Changji Eshiel Textile, Hetian Teda Garment and Nanjing Xinyi Cotton Textile printing and Dyeing. That would lead to new restrictions on their access to american-made goods.
The entities list is an export control regulation established by the United States to safeguard its national security interests. U.S. exporters may not assist enterprises on these lists to obtain any item subject to this regulation without obtaining a license. The Entity List is a tool used by the Bank for International Settlement to restrict the export, re-export, and (domestically) transfer of items controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to individuals (individuals, organizations, companies) who reasonably believe that such items involve or pose a significant risk to engage in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. Additional license requirements apply to export, re-export, and (domestically) transfer of EAR-bound projects to listed entities, and the availability of most license exceptions is limited. Simply put, the entity list is a "blacklist," and entry to the list effectively deprives companies of trade opportunities in the United States.
Experts have analyzed that even if a client is included in the "entity list" of the United States, as long as the subject of the transaction is not in the restricted area, the client may continue to work with such clients, independent of the entity list and export controls.
Meanwhile, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently released a new list of exemptions from additional tariffs. This is the seventh exclusion from the $300bn list of 64 products, including cotton knitted gowns for women, boot stands, plastic cases, foam pads, baby suits and sleeping bags, bathrobes for men and women, blankets and oven gloves.
In addition, this week, the US demanded the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, which led to renewed tension between China and the US and was even referred to by some media as the "cold war" between the two countries. This is an unprecedented escalation of THE US action against China, further pushing china-us trade relations in a negative direction.
At present, with the rapid development of China's economy and the increasing growth of the middle class, the acceptance and digestion capacity of middle and high-grade textiles and clothing has been greatly enhanced, so as to comprehensively alleviate the dependence on the American market and the impact of policy changes. However, textile and garment enterprises also need to be vigilant, early layout of emergency measures, in order to prevent the sino-us trade friction again affected.