When a Chinese diplomat tries to bribe a United States ambassador, what do you do?
By Alex F. Bregman | October 23, 2017 11:00am EDT | Updated October 23.
2017 11.00am EST A Chinese diplomat is being investigated for allegedly trying to bribe an American diplomat in China.
The New York Times reports that the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., is looking into the matter.
The Times said that the diplomats were on the same mission as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
It was not immediately clear whether Tillerson was aware of the investigation.
The diplomat is currently on leave.
According to the Times, the Chinese diplomat told the U.S. Ambassador to China, “There is no need for a formal diplomatic relationship.
We are going to go to war.
We will win.”
In a statement, the State Department said it is aware of a U.K. Embassy investigation into an alleged bribery plot in China in 2017.
The embassy has said that it did not know about the investigation at the time and was cooperating with the investigation, but declined further comment.