The raising of procedural requirements for diplomats has become the latest focus of US-China tensions. Photo: AP
The raising of procedural requirements for diplomats has become the latest focus of US-China tensions. Photo: AP

China tightens diplomatic protocol in latest tit-for-tat since passage of US acts

  • US diplomats already needed permission to meet local Chinese officials, but those in six cities must now notify the foreign ministry five days earlier
  • It follows numerous threats by Beijing to retaliate against passage of US legislation concerning human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

The raising of procedural requirements for diplomats has become the latest focus of US-China tensions. Photo: AP
The raising of procedural requirements for diplomats has become the latest focus of US-China tensions. Photo: AP
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