US Travel Ban on China's Ruling Communist Party Members and Their Families

The ban, if taken, will further exacerbate the tensions betwwen the two economic global giants which are already at several disputes


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US Travel Ban on China's Ruling Communist Party Members and Their Families

The United States of America is mulling over imposing a sweeping travel ban on China's ruling communist party members and their families, according to the media report.

The Presidential proclamation, still in its draft form, could also authorise the United States government decision to revoke the visas of Communist Party of China members and their families who are already in the country, leading to their explusion, New York Times reported on Wednesday.

However there was no official confirmation of the ban report.

The ban, if taken, will further exacerbate the tensions betwwen the two economic global giants which are already at several disputes, such as COVID-19 outbreak and Chinese implementation of controversial security law in Hong Kong.

US President Donald Trump administration has already blamed on China for not warning the world of it's outbreak earlier and hiding the extent of the outbreak.

According to New York Times report, the draft legislation would be based on the same statute in the Immigration and Nationality Act used in a 2017 travel ban on several islamic countries including Sudan, Yemen and Iran.

However, in the report it is clearly mentioned that President Donald Trump might also reject the travel ban proposal.

It also clearly identified some practical difficulties to impose the travel ban.

The CPC has 92 million members. Almost three million Chinese citizens visited US in 2018, though the numbers have dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current ban on most chinese travellers.

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