US issues new warning over China travel, urging ‘increased caution’
The U.S. State Department on Thursday
issued an increased travel warning about China,
urging Americans to “exercise increased caution” in the country “due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals.
The State Department warning noted that Chinese authorities have “exit bans” to prevent U.S. citizens from leaving China, sometimes “for years.
And the department said those bans are used “coercively” to compel Americans to participate in Chinese government investigations,
“lure” people back to China from abroad, and to help Chinese authorities resolve civil disputes “in favor of Chinese parties.”