The US decision to close the Consulate General of China in Houston is part of an offensive against China to create a legal reserve in the future, while Beijing is unlikely will respond harshly to actions of the American side, reading associate Professor of international security faculty of world politics of Moscow state University Alexei Fenenko.
Previously the chief editor of Global Times said in his Twitter that the us government demanded that China in the last three days to close the diplomatic mission in Houston. Later, the Chinese foreign Ministry confirmed this information. The Chinese foreign Ministry added that China urges U.S. to immediately cancel this "wrong decision", describing the steps of the Washington political provocation.
Protests in the US, caused by the death of the African-American George Floyd as a result of the actions of the police, will not affect the chances of President Donald trump to get re-elected in the upcoming elections, says associate Professor of international security faculty of world politics of Moscow state University Alexei Fenenko.
As stressed by the expert surveys and ratings in the US are irrelevant, since the election of the President indirect, they are not held by the majority of votes and in the electoral College, i.e. the President of the United States choose States, not the citizens.