China imposed sanctions on ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and more 27 officials from the administration of former US President Donald Trump. It is reported by CNN.
Beijing announced the imposition of restrictions on members of the Donald Trump administration immediately after the inauguration of the new US President Joe Biden. Chinese Foreign Ministry blames Mike Pompeo and others in a statement 27 officials in “bias and hatred towards China”, undermining relations between Washington and Beijing and called them “anti-Chinese politicians”.
They planned, promoted and implemented a series of insane steps, which constituted a serious interference in the internal affairs of China and undermining its interests, which offended the Chinese people and seriously undermined Sino-American relations
– It said in a statement.
To the list, except for ex-head of the State Department Mike Pompeo, ex-advisers on trade issues Peter Navarro and national security Robert O'Brien were also caught, O'Brien's former deputy Matt Pottinger, ex-Minister of Health Alex Azar and ex-US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft. Also on the list were Trump's former top aide Steve Bannon and former national security adviser John Bolton..
Everyone on the list, and their close relatives are prohibited from entering mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Besides, companies and institutions, associated with these persons, Do not do business with China.
Recall, that the Donald Trump administration called China the main adversary of the United States, and the head of the State Department, Mike Pompeo, has repeatedly stated about “the dangers of the Chinese Communist Party” and blamed Beijing for the spread of the coronavirus.