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Chinese Regime Sanctions Trump Officials, Including Pompeo, Over Tough China Policies

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Chinese Regime Sanctions Trump Officials, Including Pompeo, Over Tough China Policies

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As President Joe Biden was sworn into office, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced sanctions on Trump administration officials, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former national security adviser Robert O’Brien, in response to their tough-on-China policies. The move came a day after Pompeo declared the CCP’s repression of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region a “genocide.” The Chinese regime sanctioned 28 people on Jan. 20. A foreign ministry spokesperson accused them of “seriously violated China’s sovereignty,” adding that they were “responsible” for “a series of crazy moves” which “seriously disrupted China-U.S. relations.” Among those sanctioned are high-level officials in former President Donald Trump’s administration, including Pompeo; O’Brien; former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro; former deputy national security adviser Matthew Pottinger; former Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar; former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft; David Stilwell, former assistant state secretary for the Bureau …

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