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World Beijing has threatened to arrest Americans in China if the US doesn't stop persecuting Chinese scholars

18:35  18 october  2020
18:35  18 october  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Chinese government officials have reportedly issued warnings through multiple channels to US government representatives that American nationals in China might be detained in retaliation for the Justice Department’s prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars

China has warned the US it will take Americans hostage if the Department of Justice doesn ' t Warnings came through the US Embassy in Beijing (above). Sources said China started warning On one occasion in June, China threatened to detain an American if the US didn't let research scientist

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  • Beijing has reportedly threatened to arrest Americans in China amid growing tensions between the countries.
  • Beijing says the US is unfairly detaining Chinese academics and has threatened to retaliate on numerous occasions, according to a report.
  • Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice arrested four Chinese researchers who it accused of hiding affiliations with the People's Liberation Army in their visa applications.
  • The US State Department is advising Americans to avoid travel to China after Beijing indicted two Canadian nationals for espionage.
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Beijing has repeatedly threatened to lock up Americans in China if the US does not drop its Chinese scholars' persecution.

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People have rushed to protect themselves. One man started a buddy-system Facebook group for Asians in New York who are afraid to take the For recent immigrants like Mr. Du who are in close touch with friends and family in China , the virus has been a screaming danger for weeks that most

Under the current Chinese government, Beijing has aggressively tried to combine military and civilian work on important technology, said American officials and outside researchers. The Chinese military has strong ties to a number of schools with an overt military bent, according to the Australian think tank.

China has communicated the threat to the White House on numerous occasions and through multiple channels, including the US embassy in Beijing, according to The Wall Street Journal.

This latest escalation in tension between the White House and Beijing dates back to July when the US Department of Justice arrested four Chinese researchers, accused of concealing affiliations with the People's Liberation Army in their visa applications. One — Juan Tang — spent a month in the Chinese consulate in California before being arrested by the FBI. She denied the allegations and has since been released on bail.

At the time of her arrest, Beijing warned the US that it would detain an American in China if Tang were not allowed to return to China, the Wall Street Journal reported.

China Threatens U.S. With 'Necessary Reaction' for Selling Weapons to Taiwan, Warns India and Japan Over Territory

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" The US aims to contain China 's rise I believe we Chinese people should stand united and The growing backlash has echoes of previous boycotts in China which have followed perceived insults to the ' Stop purchasing US brands'. No major companies or government departments have publicly

Tensions between the United States and China have continued to ratchet up following the forced closure by Washington of Beijing 's consulate in Houston, amid revelations that federal prosecutors are seeking a Chinese scientist accused of visa fraud who they say is hiding out in China 's consulate in

Since then, the US has stepped up its campaign to identify Chinese academics and students it claims security risks. Last month it revoked visas for 1,000 Chinese nationals who wanted to study and research in the US.

As part of an increasingly hardline approach to Beijing, the Trump administration has accused China of seeking to steal technology and military information in a bid to overtake replace it as the world's leading superpower.

Last month, the US State Department advised citizens against traveling to China, warning that Beijing was using arbitrary detention and blocking foreign nationals from leaving "to gain bargaining leverage over foreign governments."

In June, Beijing indicted two Canadian nationals on espionage charges 18 months after first detaining the pair.

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