The USA, warns citizens about travel to China

The US Government has given a warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong.

It follows the same warning issued by Australia and British Governments advising citizens against traveling to the region.

Several foreigners have been detained in recent months.

“China’s authorities have under certain circumstances withheld foreigners citing ‘endangering national security’,” the British Foreign Office said in its latest advice posted on its website.

“There is also a risk of arbitrary detention, including of British Nationals,” it added

When in Hong Kong, US citizens are “strongly cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and avoid demonstrations,” the advisory said.

“US citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations .

And also face extended detention without due process of law,” the advisory said