Chinese state media Xinhua commented in a recent article that the United States' lastest travel curb "arbitrarily restricting Chinese visitors" to the US based on their affiliations to the Communist Party of China (CPC) is yet "another blow to the world's most vital bilateral relationship".
"Bilateral ties between China and the United States have indeed experienced ups and downs, but no other US administration had taken such a reckless step," according to the article.
The CPC has around 92 million members, and if their immediate family members are taken into consideration, assuming a family of three, whom the latest Washington edict also affects, the number exceeds 270 million.
Xinhua also said that "Restricting this bedrock of the Chinese society will undoubtedly be a loss to the United States."
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