Monday, July 13, 2020

China Imposes Sanctions on Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio
Welcome to circus time.

China has imposed sanctions on a group of US lawmakers in retaliation for measures announced by Washington last week over alleged human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province.

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have urged the Trump administration to be tougher on China, have been hit with sanctions, said China’s foreign ministry.

Beijing also imposed sanctions on Sam Brownback, the state department official for religious freedom, and Chris Smith, a Republican member of the Congressional Executive Commission on China, which monitors human rights.

And so China's leaderships proves it can be as goofy as US leadership.

Let's hope things stay at the silly "sanction a senator" level rather than an escalation.


1 comment:

  1. Gosh, I'd like to sanction senators too. Where can one get a piece of that action?