China tightens visa rules for US citizens (FT)

By Mure Dickie in Beijing
Published: March 31 2004 9:09 | Last Updated: March 31 2004 11:34

China on Wednesday tightened rules for issuing visas to US citizens in retaliation against Washington’s insistence on fingerprinting Chinese travellers to the US.

The new measures, which include requiring diplomats travelling for personal reasons to apply for an ordinary visa as well as face-to-face interviews for some applicants, come amid recent frictions between Beijing and Washington over human rights and trade.

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