US to introduce visa sanctions against Chinese officials over Tibet

Sanctions will be a response to Beijing’s “systematic obstruction” of travel to the Tibet Autonomous Region by American diplomats and other officials, as well as journalists and tourists

The United States will introduce visa restrictions against officials from the PRC government and the Chinese Communist Party, whom Washington considers involved in restricting foreigners’ access to Tibet. This is stated in a statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, published on the website of the Department of State.

According to Pompeo, Beijing “continues to systematically impede” the travel of American diplomats and other officials, as well as journalists and tourists to the Tibet Autonomous Region. At the same time, the Secretary of State pointed out, PRC officials and other citizens “have much greater access to the United States.”