You could face imprisonment, America warns its citizens in China

You could face imprisonment, America warns its citizens in China


The United States has warned its citizens in China to "increase the risk of unilateral detention and ban on entry" as foreign nationals are prevented from leaving the country.


The U.S. Department of Corrections says citizens can serve longer prison terms without US consular support or details of the alleged crime. The warning, sent in an email to U.S. citizens in China, was drafted to cover "Hong Kong from the outside", including residents, after Beijing passed the National Security Act for Hong Kong.

Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. The State Department did not specify what the warning indicated but warned that even in private communications, criticism of the Chinese government could be used against foreign nationals.

"Security personnel can intercept and deport American citizens to send important private electronic messages to the Chinese government," he said.

The email warns that U.S. citizens face detention for "lengthy trials and extended detention" for reasons of state security, as well as without information about "US consular services or their alleged crime."

The security alert comes amid rising tensions between the trade and the Kovid-19 pandemic, China's handling of Hong Kong and the treatment of minorities in the remote Xinjiang region, which has an extensive detention network. Camps. Increasing round-the-table measures have restricted the US and China from operating journalists from other countries within their borders. Last Wednesday, Australia issued a similar warning against the risk of unilateral detention in China, which Beijing dismissed as "absolutely ridiculous and disruptive".

China is facing charges of hostage-taking for arresting two Canadians accused of guerrilla activity after serving more than 18 months in prison. Michael Cowrig, a former diplomat and businessman, was arrested in 2018 after Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wenju, chief financial officer of tech firm Huawei, on a U.S. warrant.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, "China has directly linked the case of the two Michaels to the trial against Miss Meng" and "is very disappointing." He has repeatedly pressured China to release the men. China has always denied any criminal allegations against politically motivated foreigners.

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