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8/10/2020, 10:11 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China sanctions US senators over Hong Kong

A spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Beijing sanctioned United States Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in response to the sanctions Washington has imposed against the leaders of Hong Kong.

The two lawmakers have introduced several bills in US Congress that called for sanctions on Chinese officials over a multitude of human rights-related issues in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet. In addition, Freedom House President Michael J. Abramowitz and the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, will also be affected by the measure. Beijing's action will become effective from today, the Chinese official also announced.

Beijing's representative also reiterated that China sees US sanctions on Hong Kong officials as "interference" in its internal matters.

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