The conflict between the US and China is continue. The outgoing Trump administration is angry with Xi Jinping’s government over the Corona virus. At the same time, once again, the Trump administration took strong action against China and imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials and persons engaged in foreign influence operations on Friday.
Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo said, the restrictions would apply to Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials or anyone participating in propaganda or influence campaigns involving the United Front Work Department. The Trump administration has taken several tough measures against the Chinese government during its tenure of the last four years.
Significantly, the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party was charged with physical violence, theft and the release of personal information, espionage, sabotage, or interfering in domestic political affairs, academic freedom, personal privacy and engaging in professional activity. is.
The purpose of these spiteful activities, Pompeo said, is to support sub-national leaders, foreign Chinese communities, academics and other civil society groups in the US and other countries with the CCP’s authoritarian and policy priorities.
These sanctions imposed by the US are the latest punitive measures taken against China’s leadership and economy over human rights, the corona virus epidemic, trade, technology, Taiwan and other issues. Announcing the sanctions, Pompeo said the US would continue to enforce such visa restrictions to clarify that individuals responsible for malicious actions that violate a rules-based international order are not welcome in the US.
He called for an end to China’s use of coercion and intimidation tactics to suppress freedom of expression. He said the US would continue to review its officials to respond to these concerns.