China ROW: Beijing slaps mysterious sanctions on US officials who have ‘behaved badly’


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It comes just days after the US Treasury also announced sanctions on a number of senior Hong Kong officials – including the region’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam. China announced the fresh sanctions yesterday. They apply to 11 US citizens in total. Many of the 11 sanction targets are Republican senators. However, others are senior figures in non-governmental organisations such as Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said: “China has decided to impose sanctions on those individuals who behaved badly on Hong Kong-related issues.” “The US practice is a blatant interference in Hong Kong’s...