The US government has ordered China to vacate its diplomatic premises in Houston by the end of the week amid intellectual property theft concerns. China has denied the accusations and criticised the United States for violating international law and inciting hatred toward Chinese nationals.
Sputnik is live from Yorba Linda, California where US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is delivering remarks on China in a speech titled "Communist China and the future of the free world".
Already tense US-China relations hit another low after the United States ordered China to close its consulate in the city of Houston in order “to protect American intellectual property”. China called on Washington to immediately reverse the decision, or face retaliation.