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U. S. cautions citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound incident

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An American citizen working at the U. S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from “abnormal” sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U. S. embassy said on Wednesday and China said it was investigating the incident.
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An American citizen working at the U. S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from “abnormal” sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U. S. embassy said on Wednesday and China said it was investigating the incident.
The embassy, which issued a health alert to Americans living in China, said it could not link the case to health issues suffered by U. S. government staff in Cuba dating back to late 2016.
In Washington, U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was concerned about the “serious medical incident” and raised it with China’s visiting State Councillor Wang Yi.
“We notified China of what took place as best we know it and they have responded in a way that is exactly the right response,” Pompeo told a news conference with Wang. “We’re working together to resolve (this)… I hope we can figure it out.”
Earlier, he told Congress that the incident in China was “medically similar” to one suffered by American diplomats in Cuba.
Wang, speaking through a translator, said Beijing was investigating the incident and “we haven’t found any organization or individual has carried out such a sonic influence.”
“We don’t want to see that this individual case will be magnified, complicated or even politicized.

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