|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on the Arson Attack at the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco|
Q: It is reported that an unknown man set fire to the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco on January 1. What is China's comment on that?
A: On the evening of January 1 local time, an unidentified gangster set fire to the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, severely damaging the gate of the building. There are no casualties. The Chinese Foreign Ministry and relevant diplomatic missions in the US have lodged solemn representations with the US side, requiring it to solve the case as soon as possible, bring the perpetrators to justice, take effective measures to enhance the protection of Chinese diplomatic missions and staff in the US and prevent the recurrence of similar incidents. The Chinese side will release any further information on the case in a timely fashion.