China Warns Citizens Traveling to U.S. about Violence, Healthcare Costs

The Chinese embassy in the United States posted a new notice on its Chinese language website regarding summer vacation travel, particularly in regards to students studying abroad, warning visitors of gun violence, theft, robbery, and high medical costs. The noticed advised visitors to purchase travel insurance for travel in the United States and beware of how to contact emergency services via 911. The notice, published on June 28, comes at a time of increasingly tense Sino-American political and trade tensions, greater concerns within the United States about gun violence and gun laws, and an overall drop in tourist arrivals to the United States.

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