China Issues Sanctions Against United States

China Issues Sanctions Against United States

( – At the end of former President Donald Trump’s presidency, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Chinese government was committing genocide against the Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region. The deplorable actions by the communists have led to sanctions from the US and a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics. Now, the Chinese are retaliating.

On Tuesday, December 21, China announced sanctions against four members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. The announcement came 11 days after America levied its own sanctions against the communists. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said committee chairwoman Nadine Maenza, along with Nury Turkel, Anurima Bhargava, and James Carr, are banned from entering China, Macau, and Hong Kong. Any Chinese assets they own will also be frozen.

Zhao demanded the US lift its sanctions on China and “stop interfering in Xinjiang’s affairs and China’s internal affairs.” America is unlikely to do that. The US and international community are trying to put pressure on the communists to force the country to stop the abuse of the Uyghurs and the destruction of their cultural sites. The abuse includes forced abortions, hard labor, and mass detentions.

In addition to the sanctions against the US, China took action against Lithuania for allowing Taiwan to open an unofficial embassy in the country.

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