China announces sanctions against Rubio, Cruz over Uighur Muslims

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2020
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China, Uighur Muslims, sanctions, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio

China on Monday announced sanctions against a number of U.S. officials, including Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in retaliation for legislation intended to punish senior Chinese officials over Beijing's alleged treatment of minority Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, according to multiple reports.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the sanctions against the U.S. officials, would begin on Monday. The Republican senators -- both prominent critics of China -- were listed by Hua as targets of the “corresponding sanctions”.

Others include Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback,...

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