USA ban Chinese officials Visa for committing human rights violations

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The United States announced Monday it does not grant visas to enter its territory to all Chinese officials suspected of committing human rights violations. In a statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the new measures include all Chinese Communist Party officials involved in similar repressive activities, wherever they commit it against journalists, trade unionists and civil society activists, or peaceful protesters.

The decision is Washington’s latest move against Beijing. In recent days, news has come of the publication of a list containing the names of nearly two million members of the Communist Party. The database, which “Chinese dissidents” allegedly extracted from a Shanghai server last September, was handed over to four media organizations: The Australian, The Sunday Mail, De Standaard, and a Swedish publisher, who analysed its contents for nearly two months.

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