Suspicion of visa fraud: Chinese researcher arrested in America

The United States has one of the concealment of their military affiliation, the suspect, a Chinese researcher in a pre-trial detention. The 37-year-old research

Suspicion of visa fraud: Chinese researcher arrested in America

The United States has one of the concealment of their military affiliation, the suspect, a Chinese researcher in a pre-trial detention. The 37-year-old researcher has been sitting for on Friday in a Northern California prison, from the prison records of the County of Sacramento, emerged. She is suspected to have affiliation with the Chinese military is hiding when you applied for a visa to work in the United States.

The Ministry of justice had disclosed the allegations of visa fraud against the Tang and the three other scientists on Thursday. It accused the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco first, to grant her shelter. The Consulate has not responded to comment requests from the AP news Agency.

The relations between Washington and Beijing are strained, among other things, because of the controversial security law for Hong Kong is strong. Also, the fact that America is against high-ranking representatives of the Communist party has imposed on China because of the crackdown on the Muslim Uighur minority, was the last for the considerable tensions between the two countries. Since the inauguration of the American President Donald Trump, you are also due to a trade dispute over the cross.

On Tuesday had ordered the American government to the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston. On Friday, Beijing and withdrew responded to the American Consulate in Chengdu, the operating permit. "We can confirm that the Consulate General of the people's Republic of China is closed in Houston," said a spokesman for the foreign Ministry of the German press Agency three days after the orders. American media reported that after the withdrawal of diplomats, American authorities invaded representatives in the building. In Chengdu, the staff of the American Consulate on Saturday prepared for the closure.

Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 22:19

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