The Trump administration stepped up its fight with China on Wednesday by further limiting Chinese diplomats’ right to travel, attend academic meetings and host cultural events in the United States. On Wednesday the Trump administration stepped up its battle with China by further restricting the right of Chinese diplomats to travel, attend academic meetings and host cultural events in the United States.
Previously, Chinese officials had only been expected to inform the State Department of plans for such meetings under rules announced last autumn. Pompeo also said that Chinese diplomats will now have to get permission from outside their diplomatic missions to hold cultural activities with more than 50 people. Further, he said the State Department must act to ensure that Chinese officials’ social media accounts are classified as belonging to the People’s Republic of China and the Communist Party of China.
The US ordered China to close its consulate in Houston , Texas, in June, which drew a reciprocal response from Beijing that forced the US consulate in Chengdu to close. The administration last month requested that Chinese-funded language and culture programmes be recognised as Chinese Communist Party ‘s foreign missions in the US.