China Sanctions 28 U.S. Individuals Including Pompeo for “Violating Sovereignty”

China has imposed sanctions on 28 U.S. individuals including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for “violating sovereignty”, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday (Beijing time).

The announcement was made as Joe Biden was being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States ending the four-year term Donald Trump.

The sanction list includes many Trump Administration officials including Alex Azar, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Robert O’Brien, National Security Adviser; Matt Pottinger, Deputy National Security Advisor, Peter Navarro, trade advisor to President; and Kelly Craft, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The list also includes former national security adviser John R. Bolton and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

The list also has David R. Stilwell, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; and Keith Krach, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.

“These individuals and their immediate family members are prohibited from entering the mainland, Hong Kong and Macao of China. They and companies and institutions associated with them are also restricted from doing business with China,” said the statement released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

The statement accused that the individuals “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”.

Full Statement:

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 Chinese government is firmly resolved to defend China’s national sovereignty, security and development interests. China has decided to sanction 28 persons who have seriously violated China’s sovereignty and who have been mainly responsible for such U.S. moves on China-related issues. They include Michael R. Pompeo, Peter K. Navarro, Robert C. O’Brien, David R. Stilwell, Matthew Pottinger, Alex M. Azar II, Keith J. Krach, and Kelly D. K. Craft of the Trump administration as well as John R. Bolton and Stephen K. Bannon. These individuals and their immediate family members are prohibited from entering the mainland, Hong Kong and Macao of China. They and companies and institutions associated with them are also restricted from doing business with China.



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