Theresa May blocks Chinese visa changes over security fears


The home secretary is blocking cabinet moves to make it easier for Chinese visitors to get visas, warning it would pose a national security risk and blaming poor visitor numbers on tourism chiefs not promoting Britain’s natural beauty properly.

Theresa May’s opposition is revealed in a leaked letter sent by her private secretary to Downing Street which emerged only a day after the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, tried to build on the Olympic success by unveiling an £8m marketing strategy to treble the number of Chinese visitors to Britain by 2015.


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