Pompeo imposes visa restrictions on Chinese accused of quashing dissent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he had imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials and others who have used or threatened to use violence, the release of private information or other coercive tactics to intimidate critics.

Reuters December 05, 2020 01:10:09 IST
Pompeo imposes visa restrictions on Chinese accused of quashing dissent

Pompeo imposes visa restrictions on Chinese accused of quashing dissent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he had imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials and others who have used or threatened to use violence, the release of private information or other coercive tactics to intimidate critics.

Pompeo did not name those sanctioned in a written statement in which he accused the Chinese Communist Party's United Front Work Department of coercing and bullying "those who would oppose Beijing’s policies."

(Reporting By Susan Heavey and Arshad Mohammed; Writing by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Chris Reese)

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