American crime such as gun massacres and robberies were also highlighted.
Relations between the world’s two largest economies have nosedived in recent months amid a bitter trade war, US sanctions against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, and American support for China-claimed Taiwan.
“The department reminds Chinese tourists to fully evaluate the risk of going to the United States, to understand the maintenance of public order of their destination, the laws and regulations, and to conscientiously raise their awareness of safety measure to ensure their safety.”
Both alerts are valid until December 31.
‘Same old song’?
Acrimonious rhetoric between Beijing and Washington has steadily increased since talks broke down in early May over US accusations that Beijing had backtracked on commitments to codify in law changes to its intellectual property and technology transfer practices to address US demands.
On Sunday, China issued a government policy paper on the US-China trade dispute, in which it asserted the US bore responsibility for setbacks in the talks, citing three instances when Washington allegedly reneged on commitments made during the negotiations.
In a joint statement, the US Trade Representative’s office and the US Treasury reiterated the view that China’s negotiators had “back-peddled” on important elements of a deal that had been largely agreed on, including on an enforcement provision.
“The United States is disappointed that the Chinese have chosen in the ‘White Paper’ issued [on Sunday] and recent public statements to pursue a blame game misrepresenting the nature and history of trade negotiations between the two countries,” the statement said.
“Our insistence on detailed and enforceable commitments from the Chinese in no way constitutes a threat to Chinese sovereignty,” it added. “Rather, the issues discussed are common to trade agreements and are necessary to address the systematic issues that have contributed to persistent and unsustainable trade deficits.”
There have been no talks since the last round of negotiations ended in May and it remains unclear whether Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet when they both attend the G20 leaders’ summit this month in Japan.