Dec 21, 2021 08:14 PM

China Sanctions Four Individuals in Countermove to U.S. Penalties Over Xinjiang

What’s new: China has imposed sanctions on four members of a U.S. commission on religious freedom as a countermeasure to U.S. penalties on Chinese officials over alleged human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, according to the Chinese foreign ministry.

The chair, vice chair and two members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom have been barred from entering the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macau, foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a regular press briefing on Tuesday.

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