Chinese Officials Threaten Trump And Americans
China is trying to overtake the United States and become the world power. They don't follow our patent laws so anything we create that they get a hold of they will also manufacture. So in order to overtake us, they have been sending in Chinese spies so that they can learn and acquire the latest tech. The Trump administration has been cracking down on these spies but and China is getting upset about it. They warn that if we detain their spies they may detain Americans in response.
"Chinese officials told the Trump administration they may detain Americans in China if the DOJ prosecutes scholars with ties to the Communist country's military..."
"The advisory states that China's government arbitrarily carries out wrongful detentions and imposes exit bans on citizens of the U.S. and other countries "to gain bargaining leverage over foreign governments," among other reasons."
"Justice Department national security head John Demers offered similar concerns.
"We are aware that the Chinese government has, in other instances, detained American, Canadian, and other individuals without legal basis to retaliate against lawful prosecutions and to exert pressure on their governments, with a callous disregard of the individuals involved," he said.
Beijing made its cloaked threat to Washington soon after the United States arrested senior researchers associated with the People's Liberation Army (PLA)."
China of course denies this.
"China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that foreigners in the country had “nothing to worry about” as long as they abided by Chinese law. He called the U.S.’s treatment of Chinese students “political persecution.”
“By alleging that foreign citizens are being arbitrarily detained in China, the U.S. side is calling white ‘black’ and trying to play the victim,” ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a daily briefing in Beijing. “Against this backdrop, by releasing this warning at this moment, the U.S. is trying to find excuses to justify its damage of Chinese citizens’ legitimate rights.”
So we will see what China ends up doing to Americans that decide to visit China, Although I don't know why anyone would go out of their way to visit the home of the Corona Virus.