- Mike Pompeo had in his last days in office blamed China for perpetrating "genocide and crimes against humanity" against Uyghur Muslims
- Chinese Foreign Ministry said some "anti-China" politicians in the US had planned and executed a series of crazy moves against it for their own selfish interests
- Other officials affected by Beijing's ruthless move were Donald Trump's national security advisor John Bolton and former White House strategist Steve Bannon
China has moved in quickly and imposed sanctions on over 20 United States (US) officials including outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after Donald Trump's exit from the White House.
The Asian country accused the senior officials who served in the Republican's Cabinet for "interfering" in its internal affairs thereby violating its sovereignty.
A statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry said some politicians in the US who were against it had coordinated and carried out series of "crazy moves" for their own benefit.
The East Asian in the process stated it had decided to sanction 28 people whom it identified for obstructing the relations between it and the US.
Pompeo had in his last days in office blamed China for perpetrating "genocide and crimes against humanity" against Uyghur Muslims.
Some of the big names affected
Besides Pompeo, some of the big names who were affected in the process were Peter Navarro, Robert O’Brien, David Stilwell, Alex Azar and United Nations (UN) envoy Kelly Craft.
Others affected by Beijing's ruthless move were Trump's national security advisor John Bolton and former White House strategist Steve Bannon.
The Foreign Ministry noted the officials and their family members would be prohibited from setting foot in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.
A report by abc.net.au said China would like to continue with its bilateral relations with the US following the inauguration of its 46th President Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 20.
Briefly.co.za reported Trump left White House for the last time as president on the same day and flew to Maryland where he addressed his supporters.
The 74-year-old who became the first US president to snub inauguration of a successor since 1869, told his supporters "he would be back in some form".
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Source: Briefly News