US and UK warn tourists about the risk of arrest in China

London and Washington urged their citizens to stop traveling to China and Hong Kong. They have been advised of the risk of arbitrary arrest and have appeared in updated tourist information sheets.

They were circulated by the diplomatic departments of the United States and Great Britain. “There is a risk of arbitrary detention, including of British citizens,” the British Foreign Office said in a statement. It continues the recommendations of their American colleagues. The State Department urges its citizens to “reconsider their plans to go to Hong Kong or China. These recommendations came after the introduction of new security laws in the Chinese region. They take into account recent incidents. Several foreigners were detained in China for reasons of national security.