China has announced new restrictions on the activities of US diplomats working in China and Hong Kong and as a reaction to a similar ban on Chinese diplomats in the US last year.
In an online statement released late Friday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said the rule would apply to senior diplomats and other personnel of the US embassy in Beijing and consulates throughout China. However, the spokesman said that China has supported ‘normal exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in all fields’.
China can lift this ban if the US withdraws the steps implemented in October: Sources
He further said, ‘To urge the US to repeal its wrong decisions as soon as possible, the Chinese side has recently sent a diplomatic note announcing reciprocal restrictions on US embassy and consulates, the consulate-general in Hong Kong included.’ China can lift this ban if the US withdraws the steps implemented in October last year.
However, information about new restrictions has not been given yet. China has already restricted the US diplomats from visiting any part of China and access to college campuses.
China should work with neighbours to peacefully resolve disputes: US lawmaker
Expressing concern over the situation arising on the India-China border, a top US lawmaker said on Friday that China should work with its neighbors to resolve disputes peacefully and respect international law.
Ami Bera, a member of the US Congress of Indian origin, said, “I continue to be concerned about China’s provocative moves on its periphery — from its actions in the South China Sea to the Line of Actual Control.
China should work with its neighbors to peacefully resolve these disputes and respect international law.” Let us tell you that since May this year, there has been a dispute between India and China forces at various places along the Line of Actual Control, including East Ladakh.