ICBPS- The Chinese Communists of China, which their country was the epicenter of COVID19, have imposed sanctions Wednesday on 28 former Trump administration officials, including the outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. China Slaps Sanctions
In a statement released just minutes after president-SELECT Joe Biden took office, Chinese Communist Party (ChiCom) said it had decided to sanctions those “who allegedly violated China’s sovereignty and who have been mainly responsible for such U.S. moves on China-related issues.”
“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 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,” ChiCom’s foreign ministry said in its statement.
— Hua Chunying 华春莹 (@SpokespersonCHN) January 20, 2021
The list of names features former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro; former national security adviser Robert O’Brien; Kelly Craft, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; and Matthew Pottinger, who recently resigned as deputy national security adviser. Former national security adviser John Bolton and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon were also included, NPR reported.
“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.”
In a Tweet, John Bolton celebrated the sanctions against him, calling it “great news”.
I've been sanctioned by the Communist Chinese government for 'nasty behavior.' Great news for an inauguration day! I accept this prestigious recognition of my unrelenting efforts to defend American freedom https://t.co/dBWpQ0es38
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) January 20, 2021
Relations between the U.S. and ChiCom deteriorated considerably under the Trump administration, which took an unusually confrontational approach as Pompeo and other officials referred to China as constituting America’s greatest threat.
However, billions of people worldwide –including Iranians – believe that ChiCom is a serious and greatest threat to their nations and territorial integrity.
ChiCom is one of the states that support rogue regimes (Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba) and helps the tyrants to repress their people as well as it does in China.
As the original COVID19 (also known as Chinese Virus) epicenter, China refused to share information about the disease in a timely manner that the Chinese Virus could have been stopped from the source (Chinese city Wuhan), where it originated in late 2019.
As of today [Jan 21, 2021], officially, over 2,085,438 people have died worldwide, with an excess of 97,377,997 confirmed cases and greater than 69,937,371 recoveries.
ChiCom retaliated negatively after Trump told the UN to hold China accountable for the Chinese Virus (CoronaVirus). China Slaps Sanctions