fredag 11. september 2020

Beijing will impose ‘reciprocal restrictions’ on US diplomats in China – including Hong Kong

US diplomats in China will be subject to new restrictions after Beijing announced on Friday that it would retaliate against Washington’s decision to limit the movement of Chinese diplomats in America. Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a statement that China would impose “reciprocal restrictions” on all US embassies and consulates on Chinese soil, including the consulate in Hong Kong, without giving further details.

“The US practice has severely violated international law and basic norms governing international relations and disrupted China-US relations and normal exchanges between the two sides,” Zhao said.
It comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a rule change on September 3, under which Chinese diplomats in the United States will be required to seek permission before they can meet local government officials or visit university campuses.