Beijing has launched reciprocal restrictions on American diplomats and different employees on the US embassy and consulates in China, together with Hong Kong, the Chinese language International Ministry introduced.

A diplomatic notice asserting tit-for-tat restrictions had been lately despatched to Washington, the ministry mentioned on its web site.

These measures are China’s reputable and mandatory response to the faulty US strikes.

The restrictions on the actions of “senior diplomats and all different personnel” have been launched to steer Washington to raise restrictions it earlier positioned on Chinese language diplomats in America which “disrupted China-US relations,” it added.

Final week, the Trump administration mentioned that Chinese language diplomats would any longer should get approval from the US State Division earlier than visiting American college campuses or staging cultural occasions with greater than 50 individuals attending exterior embassy grounds.



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The announcement adopted the closure of the Chinese language consulate in Houston in July, which the US has accused of spying. Earlier, Chinese language diplomats have been additionally ordered to tell US authorities of any conferences with state and native officers in addition to communications with academic and analysis establishments. 

Washington and Beijing have been buying and selling jabs for months now as tensions hold mounting between the 2 nations over an entire vary of points.

They embody a US crackdown on Chinese language telecom large Huawei and standard video sharing app TikTok over spying claims, in addition to the backing of independence actions in Hong Kong and Taiwan by the White Home.

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