The US says that a Chinese woman suspected of visa fraud, among other things, is hiding in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco.
The woman is said to have lied about her work for the Chinese army.
The Justice Department report comes just days after America ordered China to close the Houston consulate by the end of this week. Beijing has the prospect of retaliation.
According to the United States Department, four Chinese have been charged with visa fraud.
They would have requested entry to the U.S. if investigators are members of the Chinese People’s Army, according to the U.S. Three have been arrested, and the woman is therefore in the consulate, according to the US.
The Federal Investigation Service FBI has already questioned dozens of Chinese with a visa because it is suspected that they are active for the Chinese army.