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Beijing is warning travellers to be aware of the risks when visiting the US.
Beijing is warning travellers to be aware of the risks when visiting the US.

Authorities claim US law enforcement agencies are using methods such as immigration checks and home interviews to “harass” Chinese travellers.

Amid heightened tensions between the US and China, Beijing has warned travellers to raise their safety awareness and respond “actively and appropriately”.

Authorities claim US law enforcement agencies are using methods such as immigration checks and home interviews to “harass” Chinese travellers.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has released a separate travel advisory urging Chinese to pay attention to safety when travelling to the US, citing frequent shootings, robberies and theft, the South China Morning Post reported.

“Chinese tourists in the US should fully assess the risks of travelling to the US, keeping up to date with information about public security, laws and regulations, and conscientiously improve awareness to ensure safety,” the advisory said. 

The advisory follows China’s official warning on Monday for Chinese students and scholars seeking to study overseas in the US, urging them to “raise their risk assessment” after reports about increased visa delays and denials in student applications.

The two warnings issued by Beijing come amid an ongoing and increasingly hostile trade dispute between China and the US.


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