China Retaliates with Sanctions of Their Own on US Officials

After the US slapped sanctions to 14 Chinese officials on Monday, China retaliates with sanctions of their own against US officials.

After the U.S. slapped sanctions to 14 Chinese officials on Monday, China retaliates with sanctions of their own against US officials. 

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, “the Chinese side decides to impose reciprocal sanctions on U.S. officials of executive branch, people of Congress and NGOs who act egregiously and bear major responsibilities on Hong Kong-related issues and their immediate family members.”

The spokesperson added, “China also decides to revoke visa exemption treatment for U.S. diplomatic passport holders paying temporary visits to Hong Kong and Macao,” in a press briefing on Thursday. 

In the same press conference, the spokesperson also addressed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks on China wanting to steal innovation from the US. 

Spokesperson Hua commented saying Pompeo’s speech exposed the latter’s negative intent to sabotage China-US relations and that the education exchange between the two countries has contributed to their mutual understanding.

“We once again urge the likes of Pompeo to respect facts and stop fabricating and spreading falsehoods.” 


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