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The Trump Administration Just Issued a Significant Crackdown on China

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The United States reportedly has imposed major travel restrictions on members of China’s Community Party.

Party members and their families are now banned from remaining in the U.S. for more than a month, according to The New York Times, which said a State Department spokesman confirmed the change.

Until the new rule was imposed Wednesday, party members could obtain visas for 10 years, the report said.

Travel visas are also being limited to a single entry rather than multiple entries.

In practice, the new rule is likely to be applied differently at different levels of party membership, recognizing the fact that for many Chinese academics, researchers and citizens, party membership is an essential part of moving up into a better-paying career, The Times said.

How and whether to apply the rule would be based on the visa application as well as an interview.

The State Department spokesman told The Times the new action is part of “ongoing policy, regulatory, and law-enforcement action across the U.S. government to protect our nation from the CCP’s malign influence.”

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