The rights of foreign nationals in China have received renewed focus because of public concern over the fate of three U.S. citizens accused of committing "economic crimes" in the country.
The department also warns China doesn't recognize dual nationality, meaning U.S. Despite these moves from the US State Department, experience suggests the Chinese will not make any drastic moves against the US; it has been much more measured and strategic in its approach to tackling the trade war to date than the White House has been.
The U.S. said China coercively prevents U.S. citizens, including dual U.S.
Ankit Panda, a New York City-based writer, editor and global affairs analyst, took to Twitter on Friday to say that he had made a decision to go ahead with a trip to China this month. There were reports that has confirmed the detention of Spavor and Kovrig were tied to the arrest of Huawei's CFO. "This number has remained relatively stable", the official said.
"But they know this as well as I do", he said.
"I don't really trust WeChat or Huawei, et cetera".
December 11: In the morning, Kelly Craft, the US ambassador to Canada, tells reporters it is "absolutely false" to assume a political motive behind the Meng's arrest.
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The travel alert anxious Canadians too. Diplomatic tensions between Canada and China have escalated since Meng's arrest on 1 December.
"There are around 200 Canadians overall who have been detained in China for a variety of alleged infractions and face ongoing legal proceedings", the spokesperson further added.
The two countries may have different views about what constitutes the rule of law but both need to find common ground on some basics, he said.
The united message, being delivered publicly and privately to China, is that the continued detentions are harmful to China because they will discourage businesspeople, academics and others from travelling to the country, said Malley.
He said he would not be leaving in the near future as he has siblings in China, and his job demanded his presence for now.
That said, it would not surprise us if a couple of United States citizens start appearing in jail cells either.
Chinese constitutional scholar Zhang Lifan said McIver's detention for contravening the terms of her visa may not have been ordered by the highest levels of government in the first place. "They are more concerned than before", said the Canadian, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.