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China’s embassy in Washington has issued a notice warning Chinese nationals about high medical bills and violent crime in the U.S.

In a notice posted on the embassy’s website, Beijing warned Chinese nationals traveling in the U.S. that they could face pricey medical bills, poor “public security” and warrantless searches and seizures by customs agents.

“Public security in the United States is not good. Cases of shootings, robberies, and theft are frequent,” the statement reads, according to a translation provided by Reuters.

“Travelers in the United States should be alert to their surroundings and suspicious individuals, and avoid going out alone at night,” it adds.

The other warnings mentioned in the statement include the threat of natural disasters and telecommunications fraud.

Chinese Foreign Minister Lu Kang said at a news briefing on Tuesday that Beijing has a responsibility to warn its citizens about potential dangers they could face while traveling abroad.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.