China Suspends Visas for Japan and South Korea in COVID-19 Retaliation

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Chinese embassies in Tokyo and Seoul on Tuesday suspended visas for Japanese and South Koreans in retaliation for the countries’ recent COVID-19 measures imposed on Chinese travelers. The announcement from China’s embassy in Seoul said that the ban would last until South Korea removes its “discriminatory entry measures” against Chinese visitors. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry responded in a statement that its recent anti-virus measures on Chinese visitors are built on “scientific and objective evidence.”