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US State Department Issues Travel Warning to China, Urging 'Increased Caution'

05 January, 2019, 07:47 | Author: Sara Gill
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At a press conference Friday, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang said the country welcomes all foreigners, but that they are expected to follow the rule of law.

The China travel advisory is a level-two advisory, which urges increased caution. "Security personnel may detain and/or deport US citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government".

"In most cases, US citizens only become aware of the exit ban when they attempt to depart China, and there is no method to find out how long the ban may continue".

The first line of the advisory cites the "arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S".

Travelers to China should enter with a U.S. passport or valid Chinese visa and keep it at hand.

Tensions between Ottawa and Beijing have been running high since the beginning of December, when tech giant Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on a us extradition order. The ban specifically targets U.S.

"Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor remain unjustly detained".

According to a government source, the number of Canadians detained in China has been relatively stable in recent years. "I'm not going to second-guess what they are doing".


The travel alert anxious Canadians too.

In addition, the State Department said Americans find out about these exit bans only when they try to leave China, and they aren't notified how long the bans will last.

"Increasing costs and a slowdown in the Chinese economy were already pushing some companies in this direction - now there is a very strong political push added to this calculation", Hunt said.

A government official told Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail that about 200 Canadians are involved in different stages of legal proceedings in China for various alleged infractions.

In comparison, there are nearly 900 Canadians in a similar situation in the United States, the official added.

Day said he wasn't particularly concerned about the delegates' safety in China. All three are American citizens, as China doesn't recognize dual citizenship.

"Abuses included instances of extrajudicial killings, torture and mistreatment of prisoners, forced confessions, arbitrary arrest and detention, lengthy incommunicado detention, and denial of due process", it said in a profile of the People's Republic.

In comments to US talk show host Sean Hannity, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US didn't change the level of the warning for China.

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