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