China sanctions US, Asian entities after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visits US
Sunday, April 9, 2023
The Ministry forbade Chinese entities from contact with the US organizations, saying: "Theand the Reagan Library have provided a platform and facilitated Tsai's separatist activities...which seriously undermines China's sovereignty and territorial integrity."
China applied similar sanctions to the Taiwaneseand .
The Ministry announced directors of the Taiwanese organizations, ex-Reagan Library executive director, Joanne M. Drake, the library's chief administrator, and Taiwan's representative to the US, , were banned from entering China and any assets they may have held in the nation would be frozen.
Hudson Institute President, who was personally sanctioned along with the Insitute's board chair, Sarah May Stern, said in a statement: "The has a long history of attempting to silence voices, domestically and abroad, that oppose its international aggression and its oppression of the Chinese people. It has not worked before and it will not work now. We stand firmly with Taiwan and against the CCP and its ruthless, genocidal policies."
Taiwan's foreign ministry called the sanctions "irrational and absurd" and asserted a "fundamental right" to pursue diplomatic aims abroad. China, which claims the island, said it has no authority to engage in diplomacy.
McCarthy became the highest-ranking American to meet a Taiwanese President on US soil since the US switched its recognition of "the sole legal government of China" from the Republic of China to the People's Republic of China.
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