US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not identify any of the individuals targeted. Photo: Ron Przysucha/US Department of State/dpa US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not identify any of the individuals targeted. Photo: Ron Przysucha/US Department of State/dpa
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not identify any of the individuals targeted. Photo: Ron Przysucha/US Department of State/dpa

US to deny visas for Chinese officials accused of stifling dissent

  • Restrictions target the United Front Work Department, a Chinese Communist Party organ tasked with strengthening adherence to the party within and outside China
  • In announcing the move, the State Department cites a malign influence campaign to intimidate critics of Beijing living overseas

Topic |   US-China relations
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not identify any of the individuals targeted. Photo: Ron Przysucha/US Department of State/dpa US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not identify any of the individuals targeted. Photo: Ron Przysucha/US Department of State/dpa
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not identify any of the individuals targeted. Photo: Ron Przysucha/US Department of State/dpa
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