China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said it is "pathetic" for the US to consider banning the members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) from travelling to the US.
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The New York Times reported Wednesday that the Trump administration was considering a sweeping ban on travel to the United States by the CPC members and their families, according to people familiar with the proposal.
"As the world's most powerful country, what is left of the United States? What impression will it leave on the world?" said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a regular press conference.
The move not only violates basic international norms, but also does not help the U.S. maintain its image as a great power, she added.
The presidential proclamation, still in draft form, could also authorize the U.S. government to revoke the visas of Party members and their families who are already in the country, leading to their expulsion, according to The New York Times.
The report said details of the plan have not yet been finalized, and Trump might ultimately reject it.