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Biden Administration: China’s Sanctions of Trump Officials ‘Unproductive and Cynical’

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Biden Administration: China’s Sanctions of Trump Officials ‘Unproductive and Cynical’

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The Chinese Communist Party’s sanctions of Trump administration officials, imposed on President Donald Trump’s last day in office, are “unproductive and cynical,” President Joe Biden’s National Security Council spokeswoman said Wednesday. The party sanctioned Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, his national security adviser Robert O’Brien, and his trade adviser Peter Navarro, along with 25 others around the time Biden was sworn into office. The sanctions came about 24 hours after Pompeo declared the party’s repression of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region a “genocide.” The reasoning for the sanctions was violating “China’s sovereignty” and carrying out “a series of crazy moves” which “seriously disrupted China-U.S. relations.” “Imposing these sanctions on Inauguration Day is seemingly an attempt to play to partisan divides,” Biden’s National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne said in a statement to news outlets. “Americans of both parties should criticize this unproductive and cynical move. President Biden looks forward to …

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