US bans Chinese diplomatic staff

The United States on Saturday called Beijing's decision to ban all US diplomats on Chinese soil a "promotion", the latest in a series of reprimands over the ongoing dispute over foreign missions.

US bans Chinese diplomatic staff

Relations between the world's two top economies have deteriorated in recent months, with both sides locked in dreams of trade disputes, human rights and the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

China on Friday announced "collective sanctions" against US diplomats, just days after Washington announced new sanctions on staff working for foreign missions in Beijing.

Beijing said indefinite retaliatory measures would be imposed’ on US embassy and consulate staff, including the consulate general and its staff in Hong Kong, calling the move a "legitimate and necessary response."

But the United States said on Saturday that the Chinese move was more than enough.

A State Department spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Beijing's move was "increasing", citing the fact that its representative in Hong Kong had been targeted’ and Chinese nationals had been, targeted. Met a new meeting. “Meetings with Americans were banned in the form of "need for advance notice".

Using the acronym of the People's Republic of China, the spokesman said, "The terms of the notification now include US citizens who have no affiliation with the US government. We have no such requirement for PRC citizens."

The controversy over foreign missions began in July when Washington ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, signaling to Beijing to suspend its US presence in Chengdu. '

The fight against diplomatic posts is just one front in the growing conflict between the United States and China.

Washington has imposed sanctions on officials accused of helping Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region ignore China's large-scale presence.

Last month, it blacklisted officials it accused of suppressing "freedom and the democratic process" in Hong Kong, leading to the imposition of national security laws to destabilize citizens. It had begun. The unrest had to be removed’.

The move forced China to impose sanctions on several prominent Americans.

President Donald Trump has also reacted sharply to Chinese officials, blaming Beijing for the global spread of the coronavirus.

And Washington has additionally accused Chinese tech companies and platforms - from Huawei to Tik Tok - of working in the interests of the Chinese Communist Party.

According to technology company Microsoft, Beijing on Friday denied that it was trying to interfere in the upcoming US presidential election. It thwarted the cyber security of groups abroad, including China.


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