China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials, Including Mike PompeoJan 21, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
In a statement released just minutes after President Biden took office, China's foreign ministry said it was sanctioning those "Who have seriously violated China's sovereignty."
The sanctions prohibit those individuals and their immediate family members from entering mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao. They are also restricted from doing business with China, as are any companies or institutions associated with them.
"Over the past few years, some anti-China politicians in the United States, out of their selfish political interests and prejudice and hatred against China and showing no regard for the interests of the Chinese and American people, have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U.S. relations," the ministry said.
The move comes just one day after Pompeo issued a forceful statement accusing China of committing genocide against Muslim Uighurs and other minority groups in its Xinjiang region, for which the U.S. sanctioned several Chinese officials in July.
Pompeo and other officials referred to China as constituting America's greatest threat, as NPR's John Ruwitch has reported.