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China punishes Rubio, Cruz and others for US actions against Hong Kong



FILE PHOTO: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) questions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department̵

7;s 2021 budget, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building , in Washington, DC, USA, July 30, 2020. Greg Nash / Pool via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry said it will impose sanctions on US officials including Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio starting Monday, in response to the move of Washington on Friday aimed to impose sanctions on 11 Hong Kong and Chinese officials accused of restricting political freedom in the city.

Last month, China announced sanctions on Cruz, Rubio and other US officials after Washington punished senior Chinese officials for the treatment of Uighur Muslims in the region. their Xinjiang sector.

Report by Yew Lun Tian; Written by Tony Munroe; Edited by Kevin Liffey

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