US blocks flights by Chinese airlines in escalating dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is blocking some flights by Chinese airlines in retaliation for China canceling more than a dozen flights there by American carriers.

The U.S. Transportation Department issued an order Friday to block 44 flights by four different Chinese airlines.

The move is a response to China recently canceling flights by Delta, United and American after some passengers on earlier flights tested positive for COVID-19.

The U.S. says China’s actions violate a treaty over access to each country by the other country’s airlines.

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