1 week US blasts China’s restrictions vs diplomats Manilatimes |World
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) called a decision by Beijing to impose restrictions on all American diplomats on Chinese soil an “escalation,” the latest rebuke in an ongoing tit-for-tat dispute over foreign missions. Relations between the world’s top two economies have deteriorated in recent months, with both sides locked in fierce recriminations over trade disputes, human rights and the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday China announced “reciprocal restrictions” against US diplomats, days after Washington announced new restrictions on staff working for Beijing’s foreign missions. Beijing said that the unspecified countermeasures will apply ... more