The Chinese embassy in the US has posted a warning on its Chinese language website warning its citizens about summer holiday travel, warning tourists about gun violence, theft, robbery, and high medical costs.

This comes at a time of political and trade tensions, and an overall slump in tourist arrivals to the United States.

The notice warns of the high cost of medical care with or without health insurance, however high quality the care, and says that “shootings, robberies, and theft are frequent”. It also states that border agents can be intrusive, whatever nationality the tourist, and that travellers should document and discrimination or illegal practices.

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