On Wednesday the FBI indicated their belief that the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, California was harboring a fugitive Chinese military researcher charged with entering the U.S. under false pretenses.
Chinese military researcher Tang Juan, a researcher with China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Tang fled to the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco after the FBI interviewed her and remained there.
Tang had told investigators she was not affiliated with the PLA, however, they determined she was active in the Chinese military and working at the PLA’s Air Force Military Medical University (FMMU) in China. Investigators had uncovered multiple photographs of her in a uniform affiliated with the PLA’s civilian cadre.
The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco told Comrade Tang to leave and she was arrested this morning.
This morning China has ordered the U.S. to close the US consulate in China’s southwestern city of Chengdu.
Truth be told, all Communist Chinese consulates worldwide are hives of espionage. Maybe they all need to close, and the Chinese can do the same thing. The embassies present a similar problem but I’m not going so far as to suggest that they close as well. Not at the moment, anyway.
The Chinese Communist Party is planning on closing the US Consulate in Guangzhou next based on sources in China (you heard it here first).
The Chinese have ramped up their usual frantic espionage efforts to a fever pitch over the last few months and you should expect this to continue to cause the situation to erode. We will present it here on this blog as it happens.