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The updated advisory first issued previous year comes amid increased tensions between China and the United States after the arrest of a Chinese technology executive in Canada.

The U.S. wants Meng to face fraud charges.

Meanwhile, the United States warned its citizens Thursday they could face arbitrary action by authorities when they visit China.

The updated guidance was issued amid increasing tensions between the USA and China over ongoing trade disputes, as well as the December 1 arrest of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.

China ratcheted up its accusations against the two detained Canadians on Thursday, with the country's chief prosecutor declaring that the pair broke Chinese law "without a doubt".

Spavor is a China-based tourism consultant with contacts among high-ranking North Korean officials, while Hong Kong-based Kovrig had been working for the nongovernmental organization International Crisis Group (ICG).

McIver, a teacher, has since been released and returned to Canada. "Chinese nationals." However, it expanded upon the potential risks posed to United States citizens by the country's exit bans.

The US and other allies have also called on China to release the pair, and those who know the men reject allegations against them.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay said high-level officials, potentially including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, should engage with China over the escalating dispute that has involved the detention of at least two Canadians. Ambassador Lu Shaye has called Meng's detention "a miscarriage of justice" and said it has "no basis in global law".

The current diplomatic strains shouldn't come as a surprise, as the differences between Canada and China's governing systems were bound to present challenges, Day said.

The department also warns China doesn't recognize dual nationality, meaning U.S.

China has demanded that Canada release Meng, who faces possible extradition to the USA on suspicions of trying to evade American sanctions on trade with Iran.

Canadian newspaper, the Globe and Mail, reported that China had detained 13 Canadians since Meng's arrest. If you have Chinese heritage you may be particularly subject to additional scrutiny, it adds.

Meng was released on a C$10 million ($7.4 million) bail on December 11 and is living in one of her two multi-million-dollar Vancouver homes as she fights extradition to the United States.

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