US entry into Houston consulate violates Vienna Convention: experts

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Professor Wang Jiangyu, Director of RCCL, discussed the relevant international legal issues concerning U.S. law enforcement officials' forceful entry into the Houston consulate of China.

Period25 Jul 2020

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TitleUS entry into Houston consulate violates Vienna Convention: experts
DescriptionUS federal agents and local law enforcement entered China's consulate compound in Houston after it was forced to close on Friday local time, according to CNN reports. Several SUVs, trucks, two white vans and a locksmith's van entered the property, CNN reported.
"US move apparently violates the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to which the US is signatory. Article 27 of the Convention requires states to protect the premises, archives and property of the consular in the event of the severance of consular relations or closure of a consular post," Wang Jiangyu, a professor of law at the City University of Hong Kong, told the Global Times on Saturday.
Media name/outletGlobal Times
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Producer/Author Leng Shumei and Wang Wenwen
Duration / Length / Size1000 words