China announced sanctions against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for visiting Taiwan and intruding into its sovereignty.
Mumbai: Foreign Ministry of China on Friday announced sanctions against US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she visited Taiwan this week sparked anger and displays of military force from Beijing.
The ministry said Pelosi had “seriously interfered in China’s internal affairs and seriously undermined China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” with her visit, and that Beijing would “impose sanctions on Pelosi and her immediate family,” without giving further details.
China has announced sanctions against a number of US officials in recent years for violating their core interests and speaking out on human rights issues in Hong Kong and the northern region that is western Xinjiang, often without specifying punitive measures.
In March this year, Beijing said that it was imposing visa restrictions on an undisclosed list of US officials who are suspected of having “made up lies with China on human rights issues”.
The former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, as well as Peter Navarro who is a trade adviser to former president Donald Trump were also among those hit by earlier waves of sanctions and are forbidden from entering China and doing business with Chinese entities.
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