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China to Sanction U.S. Officials, Curb Some Diplomat Travel

  • Beijing retaliates against Trump administration measures
  • Foreign Ministry gives no specific names of people targeted
Bloomberg business news
China to Sanction More U.S. Officials Amid H.K. Dispute
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China said it will sanction more U.S. officials and place new travel restrictions on American diplomats in retaliation for measures taken by the Trump administration over Hong Kong.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying didn’t provide specific names of those sanctioned, but said they included people in the executive and legislative branches and their immediate families, as well as non-government organizations. China would also revoke visa-free entry to Hong Kong and Macau for U.S. diplomatic passport holders, Hua told a regular briefing in Hong Kong on Thursday.