Relations between the United States and China are cooling down or heating up, depending upon how you look at it.
There has been an increase in standoffs and threats by the Chinese navy and the US navy over disputed waters of the South China Sea.
The trade war with China has also increased tensions between the US and China.
In addition, the US, with the help of Canada, has indicted several Chinese nationals for carious crimes including technological theft or espionage.
As result, it is becoming increasingly dangerous for any American to travel to China because they may be detained without being given access to American consular services.
Fox News – State Department issues new China travel warning – The State Department issued an updated travel advisory for China Thursday, warning Americans to “Exercise increased caution … due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals.”
The guidance warned that authorities in Beijing have used so-called “exit bans” to keep U.S. citizens from leaving China, sometimes holding them “for years.”
“U.S. citizens may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime,” the department said. “U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention for reasons related to “state security.” Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government.”
Face it, it’s not safe for any American to travel to Chine or Russia for the same reasons.
It’s also unsafe to travel to North Korea, after what happened to Otto Warmbier.
It’s unsafe to travel to South Africa because of the violent racial genocide of whites being carried out by many black South Africans.
It’s unsafe to travel to many parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela and Columbia for a variety of reasons.
Depending on where you live here in the US, it’s not safe here either.
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