Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has placed new restrictions on the ability of Chinese diplomats to move freely in the United States, in response to similar policies on US diplomats by the Chinese regime.
The diplomats will now need permission from the US State Department if they want to visit university campuses on US soil, or meet with local government officials. They will also need approval to hold cultural events outside the Chinese embassies and consular posts, if the events have more than 50 attendees.
Meanwhile, in China, two additional issues are deepening concerns around food security. In Shandong, a type of wheat disease caused by fungus has damaged close to two million acres of wheat crops, and the situation is reportedly growing worse. It has so far impacted an estimated 123 countries and some farmlands are reporting crop losses of between 30 and 50 percent. Local officials are saying a major wheat disease in Shandong could pose a serious threat to food security.
These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.
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