China to sanction US officers over Taiwan situation

Beijing, January 18

US officials who have engaged in “nasty behaviour” over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between US and Taiwanese officials.

Sino-US ties have worsened as China has already condemned this month’s easing, announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the waning days of Trump’s presidency. China Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said some US officials would face sanctions. — Reuters

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