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China Warns Citizens of Travel to U.S.

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China Warns Citizens of Travel to U.S.

China has issued a travel warning for the United States this week, urging its citizens not to travel to the country.

The advisory was released by China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Monday and it cautioned travelers not to visit the US due to the overreaction to the deadly virus, unfair treatment of Chinese tourists in the US and unspecified uncertainties over its domestic security.

This appears to be a response to a similar step by Washington nearly a month ago, that issued a Level 4 warning for travel to China. Major airlines have also canceled flights to the country.

While more than 60 countries have imposed some form of travel restrictions on people from China and some two dozen countries have evacuated their citizens from Wuhan, US was one of the first to act.

China was the fifth-biggest source of tourists to the United States in 2017, but the number dropped by 5.7 per cent to 2.9 million in 2018 for the first time since 2003, largely due to the trade tensions and China’s economic downturn.

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  1. It seems that a lot of people don’t understand that we have a higher standard of living because we can easily afford to buy products from countries that have cheap labor, especially China. When Trump puts tariffs on those products it means we either pay more, or don’t buy it because we can no longer afford it. Unless you want to lower your standard of living, don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  2. If I was going to get this thing, I’d want to be someplace where I could understand what the doctors tell me — not that I now know of such a place. But I’m sure it ain’t China.

  3. all the Chinese have to do to basically destroy us is all in all the bonds we sold them to finance our debt and stop buying our goods, especially our farm goods. the Red Trump farm states will be hit harder than they already have been. Our economy will tank when they call in our bonds they bought. we will be hit way harder than them. they are quick on their feet, we are not. they are now starting to build jet passenger planes and soon they will not need to buy from Europe or U.S. anymore. another hit. we underestimated Japan before WWII and we are doing the same thing now with China.

    • You can’t “call in” a 10- or 20- or 30-year US bond until after 10 or 20 or 30 years. You may want to sell it, but Uncle Sam doesn’t have to buy it.

    • I do not want to get into politics, but do want to clarify two points. Buyers don’t call bonds, the issuers can. All China can do is sell the bonds, which they have been doing. If they flood the market, it potentially lowers the sell point which may cause them to sell at a loss. The US already has the money from the sale, so it has minimal, if any, affect on the US. As for not buying from the US, they just announced that they dropped their tariffs on certain staples (including pork) imported from the US (out if necessary). China is not self sufficient (at least not yet) and there is finite supply outside of the US.

  4. They can’t even come if they wanted to right now because the US isn’t allowing foreign citizens who have been to China in the last 14 days in.

  5. For political, economic, and now health reasons, mainland China basically embodies the concept of persona non grata (as a country).

  6. We know this is bullshit.
    They know we know this is bullshit.
    We know they know we know this is bullshit.

    BTW I am Chinese living in US.

  7. The Chinese travelers like to shop so the luxury brand stores will take the biggest hit as well as travel related businesses in large cities. I remember going to Taiwan after China discouraged travelers there a few years ago. I remember seeing a lot of stores that were pretty much empty. When I asked my friend there about it, she said that a lot of businesses expanded their storefronts to accommodate the Chinese shoppers….then they stopped coming. She said that when they would buy something it would not be a box or two….it would be ten. They spent more than twice what second place travelers would spend. In that case, it was the Chinese government first encouraging then not allowing them to go someplace. But when countries like the US make it a hassle to come visit then I am sure that they will eventually take their business elsewhere.

  8. Good. No problem here. Tourism isn’t the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and we are already crowded as it is. I understand the supply chain issue and American companies with investments in China. But this virus has shown us how easy it is to decouple from China. We are no worse off and there are plenty of destinations for travel outside China. If leadership of most western economies and companies had any fortitude they would say they are going to start building at home and moving the supply chain back home.


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