China issues travel for its citizens visiting the US

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  • In an unusual move, China issued a travel for its citizens visiting the US, warning them of harassment and public security issues in the country as bilateral ties touched a new low amid a spiralling trade war.
  • The warning came a day after China cautioned its students against going to the US for studies.
  • China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued the travel for Chinese tourists travelling to the United States.
  • Noting the frequent occurrence of shootings, robberies and theft in the United States recently, the ministry warned Chinese tourists to fully assess the risks of travelling to the US.
  • The travel is valid until the end of this year.
  • Last year, the number of Chinese tourists visiting the US fell for the first time in 15 years, after more than a decade of rapid growth, amid the trade friction between the two countries. The two countries have been locked in an escalating conflict over trade for the past year.
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