China tells its citizens in U.S. to pay close attention to security

Chinese flag flutters outside the foreign ministry in Beijing
A Chinese flag flutters outside the Chinese foreign ministry in Beijing, China February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING, March 2 (Reuters) - China's embassy in the United States has warned its citizens in the country to pay close attention to their personal safety, citing a "worrying" security situation there.

There is much "hatred" against China in the United States and many Asians face "malicious" attacks, seriously compromising the safety of Chinese nationals, the embassy said in Tuesday's statement on its website.

It mentioned international students and employees of Chinese-funded institutions among those at risk.

Reporting by Ryan Woo; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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