China to sanction U.S. officials for 'nasty behaviour' over Taiwan
U.S. officials who have engaged in 'nasty behaviour' over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between U.S. and Taiwan ese officials.
Reuters Staff3 Min ReadBEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. officials who have engaged in “nasty behaviour” over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between U.S. and Taiwanese officials.
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying attends a news conference in Beijing, China January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Florence LoSino-U.S. ties have worsened as China has already condemned this month’s easing, announced by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the waning days of President Donald Trump’s presidency.
Further adding to China’s anger, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, spoke last week to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, after a planned trip to Taipei was called off.Asked at a daily news briefing how China would follow through on its pledge to make the United States “pay a heavy price” for its engagements with Taiwan, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said some U.S. officials would face sanctions. headtopics.com
“Owing to the wrong actions of the United States, China has decided to impose sanctions on responsible U.S. officials who have engaged in nasty behaviour on the Taiwan issue,” she said, without elaborating.When asked about U.S. sanctions on six mainland and Hong Kong officials announced last Friday over the mass arrests in Hong Kong, Hua said that China has decided to impose sanctions on U.S. officials, members of Congress, personnel at non-governmental organisations and their family members over their “nasty behaviour” on the Hong Kong issue.
China said last month it would sanction U.S. individuals as a reciprocal response to the U.S. sanctions on more than a dozen Chinese officials. It was unclear from Hua’s reply on Monday whether the Hong Kong-related sanctions were new.Hua also did not specify the names of the U.S. officials under sanction and the nature of the sanctions.
Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as president on Wednesday, and a new team will take over at the State Department, including a new secretary of state.China says Taiwan is the most important and sensitive issue in its relationship with the United States, and has previously announced sanctions on U.S. companies selling weapons to Taiwan, though it has not been clear how, or if, they were enforced.
Beijing has responded to increased U.S. support for Taiwan, including arms sales and visits by senior U.S. officials, by stepping up military activity near the island, including flying its air force aircraft nearby.Relations between the United States and China, the world’s two biggest economies, have plunged to their lowest level in decades, with disagreements on issues including Taiwan, Hong Kong, human rights, the coronavirus pandemic, the South China Sea, trade and espionage. headtopics.com
China last year unveiled sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens, including lawmakers from Trump’s Republican Party, in response to Washington’s sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese officials accused of curtailing political freedom in the former British colony.Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Writing and additional reporting by Ben Blanchard in Taipei; Editing by Himani Sarkar, Clarence Fernandez and Nick MacfieRead more: Reuters Top News »
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nasty indeed Let’s send more officials to Taiwan, lobby to get them into the WHO since they did the best job with the pandemic, press the UN to give them observer status, and increase economic ties. If Taiwan is, as per their own account China, and the US opens up to Taiwan, is it logical to say that the Taiwan affair is internal to them and not the US doing. China should rejoice the trade is fostered. And should work behind the scene to normalize its own relations within.
Nasty? Well that’s just too, too Goofy! About time Americans started to taste their own medicine... Worst President and Secretary of State EVER! Glad our new president will cherish U.S.-China friendship. By nasty behavior, They mean talking to members of free and democratic sovereign government. Fuck China!
Really! Time the world sanctioned China for their rather more’ nasty behaviour’ towards pretty much everyone who isn’t Chinese. Delusions 😅 They didn't tip? And China is any better. Marinating peaceful diplomatic contacts is nasty but encroaching territories and threatening war is kosher. viriyabot 'Sanctions are a Western tool', CCP.
Very nasty indeed😳 We feel the same way over here. He almost gone! Sending an ambassador is nastier than sending fighter aircraft to Taiwan? The ambassador must be a Marvel member that can destroy an army alone🤣 IndoPacific İf you like reading books, you should definitely read this book. You can get this book, which sells a lot, by following this link👉👉👉
Hey China, where is this guy 美国只会干扰其他国家内政，比如阿富汗，伊拉克，利比亚，叙利亚，美国只会制造战争和混乱 This was just a matter of time. wow China is a nasty country🤔 China is the one being nasty. China needs to understand that if they threaten or invade Taiwan, the US will need to get involved and protect the Taiwanese. Explain nasty behavior. Was it a Trump thing?
keep in mind, In US presidents may change, but their policies don't.