Chinese Diplomats to Face New ‘Reciprocity’ Restrictions in U.S.

by Anders Hagstrom

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced new restrictions on Chinese diplomats to the U.S. on Wednesday, saying they will now face similar restrictions U.S. diplomats face in China.

The Department of State (DOS) policy change will require Chinese diplomats to get DOS approval before visiting university campuses and hosting events of more than 50 people at its embassy in D.C. or consular posts elsewhere in the country, Pompeo said in a statement. The Trump administration made it clear, however, that it is willing to undo the restrictions if the Chinese government grants similar freedoms to U.S. diplomats.

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