China Slaps Retaliatory Sanctions On Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio & Other China Hawks | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

China Slaps Retaliatory Sanctions On Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio & Other China Hawks

In retaliation for Washington slapping sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, along with several mainland officials, China on Monday has slapped sanctions on ten American lawmakers - all Republicans - over their support for the Trump Administration's decision to strip Hong Kong of its "special status" and America's hectoring of Chinese (and HK) officials over their support for the new Beijing-imposed national security law.

Critics, including the US, UK and most western Democracies, have accused Beijing of willfully violating international law by imposing these "illegal" changes to the HK Basic Law, a UN-registered international treaty. Now, Beijing is accusing the US of foreign meddling in Hong Kong.

China’s foreign ministry said it was imposing the measures on US senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Pat Toomey, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton as well as congressman Chris Smith. Several non-lawmakers were also on the list. They include: Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, and Michael Abramowitz, president of US government-funded organization Freedom House. Beijing didn't specify what form the sanctions would take. The order targets a total of 11 US citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These sanctions are more for show than anything else, to make it appear that Beijing is actually "doing something" to respond to the sanctions against it, which are also more for show than anything tangible.

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