US imposes visa curbs on members of Chinese Communist Party
President Donald Trump’s administration has issued new rules to restrict travel to the United States by members of China’s ruling Communist Party (CCP) and their families. According to a State Department spokesman, the new policy, which took immediate effect, limits the maximum duration of travel visas for party members and their families to one month from 10 years.
Previously, party members, like other Chinese citizens, could obtain visitor visas for the US that were valid for up to 10 years. Travel visas for party members will also be limited to a single entry rather than multiple entries as was possible before.
The spokesperson said, this is in keeping with our ongoing policy, regulatory, and law-enforcement action across the US Government to protect our nation from the CCP’s malign influence. Under the US Immigration and Nationality Act, the Department of State has the authority to limit visa validity of groups of individuals hostile to US values, the spokesperson added.
FMsays China on Friday urged the US to stop abusing national power and stop over-stretching the concept of national security to suppress foreign companies after the US government added four Chinese firms to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies