China imposes sanctions on US officials.
Written by crest887fm on July 24, 2021
China is imposing sanctions on several US individuals and organisations in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong.
Those targeted include former US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross.
The counter-sanctions come days before US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is due to visit China.
The US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong were because of their role in the security crackdown in the territory.
Washington also warned its business community of the growing risks of operating in Hong Kong.
China’s foreign ministry said on Friday that the recent US sanctions were designed to “groundlessly smear Hong Kong’s business environment” and “gravely violate international law and basic norms governing international relations”.