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Why China's new sanctions single out Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

27 days ago   |   By Fortune

China said on Monday it will sanction two U.S. senators in response to U.S. sanctions on Chinese officials, whom the U.S. government claims are involved in human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang province.
Beijing's decision targets Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz , as well as Rep. Chris Smith ; Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom; and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, of which Rubio and Smith are a part.
The announcement came three days after the U.S. sanctioned four Chinese officials for their involvement in alleged human rights...
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China Sanctions Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Over Xinjiang Legislation

27 days ago   |   By Time

China announced sanctions against U.S. officials including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in a largely symbolic retaliation over legislation intended to punish Beijing for its treatment of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said “sanctions” against the four officials would begin Monday, without elaborating. Hua listed Rubio and Cruz - both Republicans and high-profile critics of China - as targets of the unspecified measures, in addition to Sam Brownback, Representative Chris Smith and the Congressional-Executive Commission on...
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Tit for tat: China blacklists US Senators Rubio, Cruz & other officials in response to sanctions over Xinjiang

Tit for tat: China blacklists US Senators Rubio, Cruz & other officials in response to sanctions over Xinjiang

27 days ago   |   By RT

Beijing has placed sanctions on several US officials, including hawkish Republican Party Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. China said the move was made in response to US sanctions over the treatment of Uyghurs by Beijing.
Along with Rubio and Cruz, the blacklist includes Representative Chris Smith, US envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback, and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. All sanctioned politicians are strong critics of Beijing, and have pushed for tough anti-China laws.
China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying explained that the sanctions are retaliation...
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