The US State Department has warned US citizens in China of an increased risk of arbitrary detention by authorities. The State Department specifically cautioned against the threat of deportation or detainment “for sending private electronic messages critical” of the government. “US citizens may be detained without access to US consular services or information about their alleged crime,” the advisory, published on Saturday, said. Exit bans and long interrogations were also mentioned as potential threats to US citizens. The State Department described the rules as “arbitrary enforcement of local laws for purposes other than maintaining law and order. Tensions mounting Relations between the US and China have hit rock bottom recently over the coronavirus, trade and Hong Kong. US President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that the relationship with China had been “severely damaged.” Read more: Sieren’s China: Trump keeps threats to China over Hong Kong vague Watch video 12:36 Share China: The dissident’s wife Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3f96c China: The dissident’s wife The US has been vocally critical of the controversial security law pushed on Hong Kong in June. The legislation bans subversive acts and speech against the Chinese government made anywhere in the world. Trump has… Read full this story
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