China continues to strike back against the U.S. since President Trump’s administration raised tariffs on Chinese goods in early May. The East Asian country issued two travel alerts this week for its citizens heading to America, around the same time state media dished out an anti-U.S. article calling us the “enemy of the world.” China’s Culture and Tourism Ministry warned citizens on Tuesday about traveling to the U.S., citing frequent cases of “shooting, robbery and theft,” CNN reports.
The same day, China’s Foreign Ministry, as well as the country’s embassy and consulates in the U.S., sent out a security alert claiming “repeated harassment” of Chinese nationals by law enforcement officials in the U.S. China’s latest message to its people: The United States is evil — don’t go there. — CNN International (@cnni) June 6, 2019 Both notices tell Chinese citizens to “raise safety awareness” while visiting, according to CNN.
The country’s ruling Communist Party has also been hurling propaganda, using its state media to deliver a Tuesday article that called the U.S. the “enemy of the world.”
On May 10, the U.S. upped tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. In return, China raised tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods last weekend…[ ]