China suspends visas for South Koreans in virus retaliation


              Passengers from Shanghai line up to take a higher-sensitivity COVID-19 antigen test o their arrival at Narita airport near Tokyo on Jan. 8, 2023. China is suspending issuing visas for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19-related requirements on Chinese travelers. Japan’s Kyodo News service said the ban would also affect Japanese travelers. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Passengers from Shanghai present proof of a negative COVID-19 test on their arrival at Narita airport near Tokyo on Jan. 8, 2023. China is suspending issuing visas for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19-related requirements on Chinese travelers. Japan’s Kyodo News service said the ban would also affect Japanese travelers.(Kyodo News via AP)
            
              Passengers arriving from China pass by a COVID-19 testing center at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. China suspended visas Tuesday for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 testing requirements on Chinese travelers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            Passengers wait in line to board a plane to China at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. China suspended visas Tuesday for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 testing requirements on Chinese travelers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Passengers arriving from China enters a COVID-19 testing center at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. China suspended visas Tuesday for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 testing requirements on Chinese travelers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Passengers wait in line to board a plane to China at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. China suspended visas Tuesday for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 testing requirements on Chinese travelers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) China's ambassador to Australia Xiao Qian speaks during the New Year's press gathering at the Chinese Embassy in Canberra, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Xiao told reporters that China had shifted its COVID-19 strategy late last year from preventing infections to preventing severe cases. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP) 
              FILE - A woman arriving from China enters a COVID-19 testing center at the Incheon International Airport In Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. China suspended visas Tuesday for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 testing requirements on Chinese travelers. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
            
              FILE - A woman arriving from China enters a COVID-19 testing center at the Incheon International Airport In Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. China suspended visas Tuesday for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 testing requirements on Chinese travelers. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)