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
Topic |   US-China relations

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

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.