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China to Penalize US Lawmakers Over Hong Kong as Retaliation

By Kyodo News 11 August 2020

China said it has decided to impose sanctions on US lawmakers, starting Monday, in retaliation for a recent move to penalize 11 senior Chinese officials for curtailing freedoms in Hong Kong.

The United States “grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs and seriously violated international law,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters.

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