Due to the security law, American citizens warned citizens against traveling to Hong Kong


The US State Department has updated its travel advice on Hong Kong based on the implementation of China's national security law, which is tantamount to ending independence in a largely independent city.

Due to the security law, American citizens warned citizens against traveling to Hong Kong


"Since the enactment of the National Security Legislation on July 1, the PRC has exercised unilateral and arbitrary policy and security power in Hong Kong," the State Department said on Monday, citing the People's Republic of China on its website. ۔ "American citizens are strongly warned to be aware of their surroundings and to refrain from demonstrations.

The "Level 3" advice states that Americans should reconsider traveling to the city. It replaces an earlier advisory issued in early June urging US citizens to "take extra precautions."

The move comes amid strained US-China relations over the treatment of Uighur minorities in western China since the onset of the Kuwaid-19 epidemic and Beijing's increasingly strong grip on Hong Kong. At the same time, the United States has reduced its travel warning from mainland China to Level 4 to Level 3, advising citizens not to "travel."

In Beijing, the Foreign Ministry criticized Hong Kong's travel warning, calling China "the safest country on earth."

"Of course, foreigners in China are also required to abide by our laws," said Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the ministry. "So before issuing this travel advice, let the US side know the basic facts, rather than political manipulation." Should be’ respected. "


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