Former Trump adviser says China delayed visa to attend forum

Reuters | April 18, 2019

Former Trump adviser says China delayed visa to attend forum
A former U.S. defense official who served on the Trump transition team said on Wednesday he had been prevented from speaking at a forum in China after its embassy in Washington failed to approve his visa. Michael Pillsbury said he submitted a visa application on March 22 and it had not been granted in time for him to travel to Beijing for the April 14 event. “So, is this a subtle message of some kind, or just a mistake,” Pillsbury told Reuters, adding he was still “waiting patiently for my visa to be issued”. In Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said he needed to look into the details of the situation, but in principle Chinese embassies handle visa applications in accordance with the law and China welcomed people-to-people exchanges with the United States.

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We've all heard about the many cyberattacks on the US government information technology infrastructure.  Here is our analysis on the government response, with a focus on the number of bids issued across the US Federal and State and Local government in the last year.

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We've all heard about the many cyberattacks on the US government information technology infrastructure.  Here is our analysis on the government response, with a focus on the number of bids issued across the US Federal and State and Local government in the last year.

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