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17 Oct 2019 | 01:00 PM UTC

China: Two Americans detained in Jiangsu October 16

China News Alert

Two Americans detained in Jiangsu following the arrest of a Chinese official in the US October 16

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/30/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION China

Event

Authorities announce on Wednesday, October 16, that two American nationals are being detained in Jiangsu since the previous month on charges of illegally moving people across borders. Some reports indicate the arrests were made in retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese official in New York related to visa fraud.

Similar arrests of foreign nationals have happened in the recent past and remain a possibility in the near term. 

Advice

Individuals in China are advised to monitor the situation, refrain for discussing sensitive domestic issues, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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