The Chinese government plans to restrict visas for some Americans, especially those employed in the US intelligence community and certain human rights groups, according to a report.
"This is not something we want to do, but we don't seem to have a choice," an anonymous source told Reuters.
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The restrictions will require a list of US military and CIA affiliated institutions and institutional sources, according to Reuters.
"The plan has been widely discussed by senior policemen in recent months, but it is more likely to be implemented after Hong King protests and US visa ban on Chinese officials, "a source told Reuters.
The decision came after the United States on Tuesday decided to deny visas to some Chinese government officials believed to be involved in humming a rights abuse by Muslim minorities in Xinjiang
Tensions have been high between the US and China amid anti-communist protests in Hong Kong and high-level trade talks.
The Chinese government The charity believes the US uses intelligence and human rights organizations to spur protests, according to a source.
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The United States has also banned the Chinese company Huawei Technologies from obtaining technology from US companies without US government approval because the US suspects Huawei's equipment could be used by China to spy, Reuters reports.