Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, left, and US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad toast at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China in January. Beijing has protested new Washington requirements about diplomats’ visits in the US. Photo: AP

‘Preposterous’: China’s protests over new US diplomatic rules fall on deaf ears

  • Chinese envoys must now give State Department five days’ advance notice of visits to state and local officials or research or educational institutions
  • Beijing contends move violates Vienna Convention but is powerless to challenge it, an international law expert says
Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, left, and US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad toast at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China in January. Beijing has protested new Washington requirements about diplomats’ visits in the US. Photo: AP
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.