China to impose visa restrictions on US citizens over Tibet

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China, on 8 April 2020.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China, on 8 April 2020. File photo/Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Reuters

BEIJING, China, 8 July 2020

China said on Wednesday it will impose visa restrictions on US citizens who have engaged in what it called egregious behaviour over Tibet, in an apparent retaliation against US restrictions on some Chinese officials.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters that Beijing would allow no foreign interference in Tibetan affairs.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, citing what he called human rights abuses by the Chinese government in Tibetan areas, said on Tuesday the United States would restrict visas for some Chinese officials because Beijing obstructs travel to the region by US diplomats, journalists and tourists.


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