- Title: China sanctions U.S. officials, including Rubio, over Uighurs issue
- Date: 13th July 2020
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (JULY 13, 2020) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN HUA CHUNYING ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN, HUA CHUNYING, SAYING: " The U.S.'s actions have severely interfered in China's domestic affairs, severely violated the principles of international relations, and severely damaged China-U.S. relations. China is firmly opposed and strongly condemns these actions. In response to these erroneous actions from the U.S. side, China has decided to implement corresponding sanctions, starting from today, against Sam Brownback, the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and congressional representative Chris Smith. Xinjiang affair is purely China's domestic affair. The U.S. has no right or position to interfere." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE NATIONAL FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 27th July 2020 10:20
- Keywords: China Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying Marco Rubio U.S.A. Uighurs
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001CMN5K5J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: China announced sanctions against U.S. officials including two senators on Monday (July 13) in retaliation against Washington's sanctions against senior Chinese officials over Beijing's treatment of minority Uighur Muslims.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying disclosed what she called "corresponding sanctions" against U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Chris Smith, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
The commission monitors human rights and the development of the rule of law in China and submits an annual report to President Donald Trump and Congress.
Hua did not elaborate on what the sanctions entail, but Washington's measures against Chinese officials, including the Communist Party secretary of the troubled western region of Xinjiang, include freezing of U.S. assets, U.S. travel and prohibiting Americans from doing business with them.
(Production: Shubing Wang, Fang Nanlin)
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