AP: China restricts US official travel to Hong Kong
Thu December, 2020, Age: 2 years
China on Thursday announced that it will begin imposing restrictions on travel to Hong Kong by some U.S. officials in retaliation for measures imposed on Chinese officials and CCP members by Washington. U.S. diplomatic passport holders visiting Hong Kong and nearby Macao will temporarily no longer receive visa-free entry privileges, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. Additionally, U.S. administration officials, congressional staffers, employees of non-governmental organizations and their immediate family members will face “reciprocal sanctions.” Hua was apparently referring to U.S. sanctions that bar certain Chinese and Hong Kong officials from traveling to the U.S. or having dealings with the U.S. financial system over their roles in imposing a sweeping National Security Law passed this summer that ushered in a crackdown on free speech and opposition political activity in Hong Kong.