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Secretary of State announces visa restrictions on certain Chinese Communist Party officials

  1. Date Announced

    June 26, 2020

    Secretary Pompeo releases a press statement announcing visa restrictions on Chinese Communist Party officials believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining autonomy and rights in Hong Kong. Family members of such persons may also be subject to these restrictions.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 26, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    July 9, 2020

    On July 9, 2020, the Secretary of State designated three senior CCP officials under section 7031(c) of the FY 2020 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Appropriations Act, barring those individuals and their immediate family members from entry into the United States. The Secretary justifies such restrictions in light of CCP officials' complicity in the abuse of Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and members of other minority groups in Xinjiang.

    The United States Imposes Sanctions and Visa Restrictions China Xinjiang

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