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China Sanctions Three Taiwan Leaders in Retaliation Effort

  • Premier, foreign minister among trio of officials singled out
  • Beijing responds to Taipei’s global overtures for support
Su Tseng-chang

Su Tseng-chang

Photographer: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto/Getty Images

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China hit three top Taiwanese politicians with what it says are punishments that could be followed by criminal prosecution, as Beijing seeks to retaliate against Taipei’s overtures for greater international support. 

Premier Su Tseng-chang, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, Legislative Yuan President You Si-kun and their relatives are all banned from entering the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau, the Taiwan Affairs Office in Beijing said in a statement Friday. The trio -- and any entities affiliated with them -- would also be prohibited from working with mainland-based organizations and individuals, while companies linked to them would be barred from making profits there.