US vs China: Consulate Wars | #PollyBites

You scrap my consulate, I scrap yours…Maturity levels are peaking in the land of geopolitics, as China and the US engage in tit-for-tat consulate closures in Houston and Chengdu. Unless you’re a spy, a cowboy desperate for a Chinese visa or a Yank languishing in a Chengdu jail cell… the consulate closures are unlikely to affect you. But the juxtaposed evictions ARE symbolic…because two of the world’s most powerful economies are acting like little children. Polly Boiko explains.

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