A FedEx pilot was temporarily detained in China – and more such incidents are likely, warns an expert.
As the Wall Street Journal first reported, the pilot, who was a former US Air Force colonel, was arrested on 12 September in Guangzhou waiting for a commercial flight to Hong Kong after he was extradited.
He was reportedly accused of illegal transportation of ammunition because his checked baggage used non-metallic airguns for air pistols.
Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, told FOX Business that China will use all means at its disposal to attack the US.
At the beginning of the year, the US Department of State renewed a travel warning for so-called exit bans.
The incident also comes After several packages that were to be sent to the telecommunications giant Huawei had been diverted, FedEx had to apologize in China. Later, the regulators accused the company of "committing offenses" and suspected that more than 1
Chang said he was surprised that China took so long to take revenge on the company. A FedEx spokesman confirmed in a statement to FOX Business that one of his pilots was arrested and later released on bail after finding an item in his luggage prior to a commercial flight.
"We are working with relevant authorities to achieve a better understanding of the facts," the spokesman said.
A spokesman for competitor UPS declined to comment on the situation.
In the meantime, FedEx is discussing potential financial problems in China in the context of the ongoing trade war, after all, 30 percent citing trade tensions and political uncertainties.
This week, vice-level discussions are taking place between representatives of the world's two largest economies to prepare for the thirteenth round of high-level negotiations next month.  President Trump, however, said he would not sign a trade deal unless it was "fair" for the United States. According to a new report released on Thursday, the US president could be ready to step up pressure on China if no agreement can be reached in the near future.
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