The White House is considering banning travel to parts of Hawaii amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and China over a new U.N. Security Council resolution on China.
The move could impact tourism and economic activity in Hawaii, a major U.K. trade partner.
It’s a significant move for Hawaii, which has been in a political and diplomatic feud with China since President Donald Trump signed a controversial order last month barring citizens from seven countries from entering the U., including the U to travel to the U for 90 days.
Hawaii, which hosts about two million people, was a U.B.E. colony under British rule and has long been a sanctuary for refugees.
Hawaiian officials have said they plan to keep people in the state if Trump moves to bar them from entering.