The U.S. state Department warned American citizens that in China they can be arrested. The statement posted on 11 July on the website of the United States in China.
“You should exercise extreme caution in the people’s Republic of China (PRC) due to the arbitrary application of local laws to purposes other than maintaining law and order. This arbitrary enforcement can include the arrest and use of travel bans”, – stated in the message.
The state Department warned that Americans “can be detained without access to consular services and information about their alleged crime.”
“U.S. citizens can be subjected to lengthy interrogations and prolonged detention for reasons related to “national security”. The security officers can detain and/or deport US citizens for sending personal e-mails with criticism of the Chinese government,” – explained the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the United States.
The Americans recommended that before traveling to the United States to enroll in a special program, “to receive alerts and to simplify the finding in an emergency.”
The relationship between the US and China recently has become more complicated.