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28 officials of former Trump admin fall under China-imposed sanctions

Updated: January 22, 2021 3:17 pm

China announced sanctions on 28 former Trump administration officials, moments after they left office on Wednesday, including former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.

In a statement released just minutes after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, Beijing slapped travel bans and business restrictions on Pompeo, national security adviser Robert O’Brien and UN ambassador, Kelly Craft among others.

The sanctioned 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. The sanctions underscore Beijing’s antipathy toward a US administration it regarded as hostile.

Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement that 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.

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