Chinese government announced a security warning for their citizens travelling to US citing recent shootings.
In the wake of the recent increase in crimes and harassment of Chinese people in the US, Beijing warned its citizens against travelling to the US. Stating their citizens have been harassed by the US government officials.
- The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China circulated an advisory for their citizens travelling to the US about the recent shootings, robberies and other crimes.
- The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China also mentioned the harassment by the US officials of Chinese travellers.
- The Chinese ministry of education also warned their students of rejection of visas by the US.
- However, the US Custom and Border protection agency defended their dedication towards nondiscrimination.
On the other hand, The US has already warned its citizens in January over travelling to China. This advisory has come amidst the increasing tension between the US and China.
Fallout of the Chinese advisory
The visitors from China were the biggest spenders of all international travellers in the US, spending $36.4 billion in last year. But, nationwide, the number of Chinese visitors declined by 5.7%.
Certainly, the reason for this decline is the increasing strength of the dollar and the trade tension between the nations. After this travel advisory, the numbers will go further down. US luxury business will suffer even more now.