September 3, 2020

China threatens to retaliate after US tightens leash on Beijing diplomats

Beijing (AFP) – China will deliver “a proper and necessary” response to new curbs by the State Department on its envoys to the United States, the foreign ministry said Thursday.America’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo introduced the restrictions on Wednesday, including mandating Chinese diplomats to seek approval to visit universities or meet with local officials.He said the measures were a counterpoint to long-established controls imposed on US diplomats in China.American envoys have to ask permission from authorities to meet with officials, conduct outreach or even visit universities.A US Embassy …


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