The Chinse Consulate in Houston was finally closed on Friday, witnessed by many protesters including the ones from the New Federal State of China. Besides espionage and spy rings, the original Houston consulate has appeared in a motion picture called “Mao’s Last Dancer” for holding a defected ballet dancer hostage in the early 1980s, a movie scene based on a true event.
The Anti-CCP protesters from the New Federal State of China were featured in mainstream media
Cai Wei, the Chinese Consul-General in the city of Houston used to work in Australia
Ballet dancer Li Cunxin was held hostage in the Chinese Houston Consulate in 1981
A promising Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin was invited to study at the Houston Ballet in 1979. At the end of his two-year-study, his request for his stay extended was denied by the Chinese government after Li married his American girlfriend. The consulate had held him hostage for 21 hours, which became a major diplomatic incident between the US and China.
With the interventions from Deng Xiaoping and Vice President George H.W. Bush, Li was finally allowed to stay in the US and went on to become a principal dancer at the Houston Ballet. For eight long years, he had been completely cut off from China because he was a “defector”. Li did not get off the Chinese Communist Part’s blacklist until Barbara Bush, who was sitting on the board of the Houston Ballet, asked her husband to intervene.
Li Cunxin’s best-selling autobiography, “Mao’s Last Dancer,” was made into a movie.
Ironically, the CCP was holding Li Cunxin hostage back in the 1980s, but now the CCP is holding the whole world hostage with the CCP-virus.