US restricts visas for Chinese Communist party members

The State Department said in a statement sent on Thursday that according to the new policy, travel visas for Chinese Communist Party members and their families will be valid only for a month, and for single entry…reports Asian Lite News

The Trump administration has tightened visa policies for Chinese Communist Party members. The State Department said in a statement sent on Thursday that according to the new policy, travel visas for Chinese Communist Party members and their families will be valid only for a month, and for single entry,The New york Times reported.

According to The New York Times report, That means the Chinese recipient must use the visa to enter the United States within one month of it being issued. Based on standard procedure, U.S. border officials would determine at the point of entry how long the visitor can stay. The officials could still permit a multi-month visit.

Previously, party members, like other Chinese citizens, could obtain visitor visas for the United States that were valid for up to 10 years.

Last month,Matthew Cheung, Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said that the so-called sanctions imposed by the United States on four Chinese mainland and Hong Kong officials are barbaric interference in the affairs of Hong Kong and its motherland.

The US announced the sanctions against Deputy Commissioner of Police (national security) Edwina Lau, Senior Superintendent Steve Li of the National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force, and two heads of Chinese government agencies responsible for Hong Kong affairs on the grounds that Hong Kong implemented the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR, Xinhua news agency reported .

Cheung said to the media before attending the Executive Council meeting that it is incumbent on the Hong Kong officials to safeguard national security and it is the obligation of Hong Kong people to do so. He described the US action as absolutely unreasonable and unacceptable.

“We are not going to be intimidated by any of these actions. In fact this is clearly breaching international practice, apart from international law,” Cheung said

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