When you travel anywhere it’s always good to know as many facts about where you are traveling. In fact, it’s never a good idea to go anywhere unprepared.
If you book a room at a hotel for example, its a good idea to find out what the checkout time is or if they have an airport shuttle.
If you travel to another country, it would be a good idea to know what kind of electrical grid they use so you know whether or not you have to use one of those voltage converter things. Trust me, it is a mistake you do not want to make.
Another thing that you might want to find out is how easily the government can take you having broken no laws that you know of and hold you for an indeterminate amount of time for absolutely no reason.
Remember folks, as an American you have rights but the second you leave the country those rights may as well be a coupon for a free Big Mac at a Burger King..
Via Western Journal:
Americans who want to travel to China should use “increased caution” over actions taken by the Chinese government that can keep Americans in China “for years,” the State Department warned Thursday.
“Exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals,” said the advisory, which was posted on the State Department website.
The call for increased caution is a Level 2 warning on the department’s four-level scale, between “Exercise Normal Precautions” and “Reconsider Travel.” Level 4 urges no travel to a designated country.
The State Department said that China at times tries to arbitrarily detain those within its borders. “Chinese authorities have asserted broad authority to prohibit U.S. citizens from leaving China by using ‘exit bans,’ sometimes keeping U.S. citizens in China for years,” the warning said.
“China uses exit bans coercively to compel U.S. citizens to participate in Chinese government investigations, to lure individuals back to China from abroad, and to aid Chinese authorities in resolving civil disputes in favor of Chinese parties.”
The warning said Americans only learn they are banned from leaving China “when they attempt to depart China, and there is no method to find out how long the ban may continue. U.S. citizens under exit bans have been harassed and threatened.”