China has sanctioned 11 Americans along with senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on Monday. The switch is offered in retaliation for the identical movement taken by the US.
The US had accused 11 officers of suppressing “freedom and democratic processes” in Hong Kong ultimate week.
China said that the switch was a violation of worldwide regulation and “grossly interferes in China’s internal affairs”.
Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday, “China has decided to impose sanctions on some people that behaved badly on Hong Kong-related issues”. Human Rights Watch director Kenneth Roth and National Endowment for Democracy president Carl Gershman have been moreover included inside the itemizing.
Mr. Rubio tweeted, “Last month #China banned me. Today they sanctioned me.
According to the worldwide info firm, Republican senators Rubio and Cruz proved themselves as most vocal supporters of Hong Kong’s democracy movement ultimate 12 months.
Arrest warrants have moreover been issued by the authorities for six exiled pro-democracy campaigners and launched a crackdown on totally different activists.