Washington: A new measure against Chinese diplomats
09:04 - 17/10/2019
Information / Baghdad ..
Washington has ordered Chinese diplomats to notify the State Department before meeting US, federal or local officials in response to Beijing's measures against US diplomats.
“The new restrictions are a response to the inability of US diplomats to meet with a group of Chinese officials and academics. Unfortunately in China, US diplomats cannot access without restrictive procedures a group of people of importance,” said a senior US State Department official who asked not to be named. We have to seek permission and our application is often denied. ”
"What we are trying to achieve is just to be close to a similar situation," the official said.
The official hoped that the measure would push Beijing to open its country a little more to US diplomats.