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Post time 2018-10-20 11:05:09 |Display all floors
(China Plus) China's embassy in Washington has warned its citizens travelling to or from the United States to be mindful of regulations that allow American border agents to inspect electronic devices.

A pair of travelers, at left, walk through a TSA Precheck security line, while other passengers wait in line to be screened, in Terminal 2 of San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, the United States, in this photo taken on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. [File photo: IC]

The embassy reported that it has heard of a number of cases this year where travelers from China had devices such as mobile phones and computers inspected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the border.

Local American media has also reported that travelers found with electronic devices containing illegal data have been refused entry or prosecuted.

The embassy pointed to American border control legislation that allows border control officers to question travelers, including American citizens, about the purpose of their travel to the United States, and to inspect their luggage, electronic devices, and vehicles without a search warrant.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a directive "Border Search of Electronic Devices" in January that allows its officers to examine devices without a justification. If they have a reasonable suspicion that a law is being broken, they have the right to copy data from a device for analysis, or hold onto the device itself, for up to five days.

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Post time 2018-10-20 18:49:34 |Display all floors
Spend your money elsewhere-in Europe you have dozens of countries to visit

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Post time 2018-10-20 22:45:50 |Display all floors
how do u know europe wont inspect your phone? from what ive  heard, europe is also quite xenophobic. they have this paranoia that foreigners are there to take advantage of them. theres definitely quite a few europeans who think that all asians, and africans are illegal immigrants, even if they are just tourists

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Post time 2018-10-21 11:49:04 |Display all floors
Every country has the right to enforce its border laws on travellers, so comply; and no point giving US the miss and head to Europe or elsewhere when you have nothing to hide in your electronic devices!

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Post time 2018-10-21 22:36:03 |Display all floors
Every country has the right to enforce its border laws on travellers. people should also not go to europe, or amerika if they dont want to be searched, and questioned. non western countries are much less instrusive. if you value privacy, dont want to be treated like a criminal, and dont want to be violated, dont go to western countries

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Post time 2018-10-22 20:27:56 |Display all floors
They check anyone they want, it's not a Chinese monopoly.

If you are coming from Asia the border check looks for child p0rn.
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Post time 2018-10-22 21:05:14 |Display all floors
Saul Post time: 2018-10-22 20:27
They check anyone they want, it's not a Chinese monopoly.

If you are coming from Asia the border ch ...

Pedophilia is more of a western thing.
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