The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering introducing a ban on the entry of members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their families in the United States. It is reported by The New York Times, citing sources close to the government.
According to the publication, the government is considering the possibility of restricting the entry into the country of servicemen of the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) and the heads of state enterprises of the PRC. It also discusses the possibility of canceling existing visas of Chinese Communists and their families. President Trump has yet to make a final decision on whether new sanctions will be passed and, if so, in what form.
It is noted that in the case of the implementation of these measures, the United States will encounter practical difficulties. So, in 2018 alone, the United States visited three million Chinese, and the authorities know almost nothing about their party status. In total, the Communist Party of China consists of about 92 million people
Earlier, trump said that he had signed a bill on sanctions against China in connection with the situation in Hong Kong, as well as an executive decree depriving Hong Kong of US economic and trade preferences. According to him, such measures were introduced in order to hold China accountable for its “discriminatory actions” against the people of Hong Kong.