The Trump administration is planning to block Chinese passenger carriers from flying into the United States, the Department of Transportation announced Wednesday, saying China is still "unable" to say when it will "allow U.S. carriers to reinstate scheduled passenger flights." China has essentially stopped U.S. airlines from resuming service to the country. In March, China's regulators limited foreign carriers to one flight per week. The Transportation Department says China "effectively precludes U.S. carriers from reinstating scheduled passenger flights to China," and says it will block flights "to restore a competitive balance." The ban is reportedly set to go into effect on June 16, though the Transportation Department says it could "revisit" the decision if China changes its policies.
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