US announces visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials over access to Tibet


US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo announced visa restrictions on some Chinese officials under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, 2018. 




Pompeo said the United States would restrict visas for some Chinese officials because Beijing obstructs travel to the region by U.S. diplomats, journalists, and tourists.


Michael Richard Pompeo is an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who, since April 2018, has served as 70th United States Secretary of State.


Pompeo said last week the new security law China has imposed on Hong Kong was an affront to all nations, and the United States last month implemented visa restrictions on officials responsible for the Hong Kong crackdown.