After the threats, the acts. In retaliation for the visit of the leader of the American deputies Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, Beijing announced this Friday that it was going to “impose sanctions” on her and her “close family”. Nancy Pelosi has “seriously interfered in China’s internal affairs and undermined its sovereignty and territorial integrity”, the Foreign Ministry said, without giving details of these sanctions.
In recent years, China has imposed sanctions on numerous US officials for allegedly acting against its interests and speaking out on human rights issues concerning Hong Kong and Xinjiang (northwest), sometimes without specifying the nature of these sanctions. In March, Beijing applied visa restrictions to an undisclosed list of US officials who allegedly “made up lies about human rights issues involving China”.