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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:33 AM

US issues new China travel warning amid heightened tensions

Washington renews warning for those visiting China to exercise increased caution due to 'arbitrary enforcement of laws'.
January 3, 2019

The United States has warned its citizens they could face arbitrary action by authorities when they visit China, urging them to "exercise increased caution".
The travel advisory update by the State Department on Thursday follows the detentions of several Canadians in China last month amid heightened diplomatic tensions in the wake of the arrest in Canada of a top executive in the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.

The guidance, which maintained the warning at "Level 2", stopped short of discouraging visits but warned about extra security checks and increased police presence in Xinjiang and Tibet, two minority-dominated regions where Beijing has sought to impose strict control.

China and the US are among the top sources of visitors to each other
While the advisory's language was largely the same as earlier, it warned of "arbitrary enforcement of local laws", sudden prohibitions on exiting the country and harassment of US citizens of Chinese heritage.
Rising tensions

The warning comes after the detentions by Chinese authorities in December of a number of Canadians, including businessperson Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat and an adviser with the International Crisis Group think-tank.

What Meng Wanzhou's arrest means for US-China conflict
China says both men were suspected of endangering state security. Earlier on Thursday, China's top prosecutor said the two Canadians had "without a doubt" violated the law.
Tensions between the North American countries and China increased after Canadian police in Vancouver arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, on December 1 at the request of the United States.
US prosecutors have accused her of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran, putting the lenders at risk of violating Washington's sanctions.

Meng's arrest shook financial markets over concerns it would exacerbate US-China tensions as the countries seek to negotiate their way out of a bitter trade dispute which has seen Washington slap tariffs on $250bn worth of Chinese goods, and Beijing responding in kind.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/issues-china-travel-warning-heightened-tensions-190104013542868.html

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:28 AM

1. This President is starting to show something lefty hates: BACKBONE

 

He is willing to stare down people who have been screwing the USA for years: The Chinese and other trading partners who have been cheating for years (not how easily he dispatched NAFTA) and the USA-hating democrats who now have to put up or shut up.

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:24 AM

2. Only an idiot would go to Xinjiang or Tibet

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