The United States and China have been locked in a trade war (Image: GETTY)
The Sun reports China has called on prospective travellers to "fully evaluate the risks of going to the United States" and make sure they "raise their awareness of safety measures to ensure their safety". The Ministry of Culture and Tourism cited reportings of “gun violence, robberies and theft” as the reasons behind the warning. Chinese internet users have been posting about being rejected for visas and green cards, which give the right to residency online.
For the first time in 15 years, Chinese tourism to the US had dropped after steady growth for the last decade.
Travel has dropped by 5.7 percent since 2018.
The move comes as the trade war between the two countries continues to heat up, with US companies ending all business with telecommunications giant Huawei after legislation meant companies needed permission to do deals.
The Donald Trump administration has called on its allies to prevent Huawei from being involved in telecommunications infrastructure with Huawei being mandated by law to share information with the central government in Beijing.
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