State Department Announces Visa Restrictions on China Execs

Illegal commerce in South China Sea spurs action.

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced restrictions on China-owned entities and their executives due to unlawful activities in the South China Sea. The secretary stated that the U.S. will stand with allies in resisting the People’s Republic of China in its expansion of enterprises that destabilize the region, disregarding the sovereignty of neighboring nations and their shared environment. The action taken by the U.S. is to discourage current PRC behaviors.

Secretary Pompeo said, “the Department of State will begin imposing visa restrictions on People’s Republic of China (PRC) individuals responsible for, or complicit in, either the large-scale reclamation, construction, or militarization of disputed outposts in the South China Sea, or the PRC’s use of coercion against Southeast Asian claimants to inhibit their access to offshore resources. These individuals will now be inadmissible into the United States, and their immediate family members may be subject to these visa restrictions as well. In addition, the Department of Commerce has added 24 PRC state-owned enterprises to the Entity List, including several subsidiaries of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Pompeo as he navigates the challenges arising with China.
  • For the State Department and Department of Commerce as they implement restrictions on . 
  • For the U.S. as diplomats and officials work to strengthen relationships with allies.

Sources: The State Department


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