>> The United States, land of the free, home of the brave, and right now a dangerous place to visit. That's according to China whose embassy is warning Chinese citizens travelling to the US that a country full with guns, theft, natural disasters. China's embassy in Washington posting a travel advisory on its website, writing quote, public security in the United States is not good, cases of shootings, robberies, and theft are frequent.
Travelers in the United States should be alerted to their surroundings and suspicious individuals, and avoid going out alone at night. The travel warning comes as trade tensions escalate between the two countries. US President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of additional goods from China.
Friday, citing unfair Chinese trade practices, and has threatened further waves of tariffs. China has vowed to retaliate with its own tariffs on US products and to take more qualitative measures if Trump escalates the conflict. China's travel advisory was similar to one its embassy posted in January. When asked if the timing of the alert was politically motivated, China's foreign ministry said the summer was the high season for Chinese visits to the US.
And that Chinese embassies had an obligation to warn its citizen of potential risks abroad.