China retaliates against US sanctions with its own, targeting 11 US citizens in ongoing political skirmish
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “China retaliates against US sanctions with its own, targeting 11 US citizens in ongoing political skirmish”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
China plans to sanction 11 US citizens including GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio after the US imposed similar measures on the country last week.
The announcement comes after the US sanctioned Hong Kong's Beijing-appointed chief executive Carrie Lam and several other current and former officials for their enforcement of greater control of the region.
"The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong and we will use our tools and authorities to target those undermining their autonomy," Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin said in a statement.
According to the Wall Street Journal, China's Foreign Ministry did not provide additional information on what the sanctions would involve.
"In response to the erroneous actions of the US, China has decided to impose sanctions today on those individuals who behaved badly on Hong Kong-related issues," China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, according to the Journal.
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