Beijing: In response to the sanctions imposed by the United States on China over the Hong Kong issue, China sanctioned former US secretary alongside six officials. China has also targeted the ‘Hong Kong Democracy Council’ think tank, apart from these six officials. The Chinese sanctions will not change the US policy and resolution, responded the White House Secretary, Jen Psaki. For the third time this year, China has imposed sanctions against US leaders and officials.
A few days ago, the United States had warned the US company over the Hong Kong issue. At the same time, the US also declared sanctions against several Chinese officials in Hong Kong. Thus, the Chinese sanctions imposed on Friday are considered in response to these US actions. The US action is wrongful; China has decided to respond to it. As per the international law of sanctions, China imposed sanctions on seven US officials and groups, said the Chinese Foreign Department.