22 July 2020
China vowed retaliation after the US forced the closure of its Houston consulate, prompting stocks to fall in one of the biggest blows to diplomatic ties between the two countries in decades.
The US has clashed with China over everything from trade and 5G networks to territorial disputes and responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic.
This sort of incident has been very rare — it often happens when the relations between two countries are really, really negative, Li Mingjiang, an Associate Professor with S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. If China wants really to hit back hard, it could target the US consulate in Hong Kong.
GPO / IDSS / Online
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