- GLOBAL SECURITY - Dec 10, 2020 -
China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it is restricting travel by some U.S. officials to Hong Kong after the U.S. placed financial sanctions and a travel ban on 14 Chinese officials.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a Beijing news conference that U.S. diplomatic passport holders visiting Hong Kong and neighboring Macao will temporarily have their visa-free entry privileges revoked.
Hua also said China will impose "reciprocal sanctions" on some U.S. officials, including lawmakers and personnel at non-governmental groups, in response to their "vile" behavior in Hong Kong.
Hua did not disclose the names of those China has targeted or say when the sanctions would begin.