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China sanctions Rep Chris Smith

China today announced sanctions against Congressman Chris Smith, Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, according to multiple media reports.

The sanctions, which are as yet unspecified, will “correspond” to sanctions imposed upon Chinese officials by the Trump Administration last week over the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in its Xinjiang region.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: China, Chris Francy, COVID-19, Human Rights, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on China sanctions Rep Chris Smith

Hong Kong democracts hold primary despite security law warning

Hong Kong (AFP) – Pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong held primary polls on Saturday to choose candidates for upcoming legislative elections despite warnings from government officials that it may be in breach of a new security law imposed by China.

Thousands queued in the intense summer heat at unofficial polling stations across the city hours after police raided an opinion pollster helping to conduct the vote.

“The more Hong Kong people were suppressed, the firmer Hong Kong people stand,” democracy campaigner Benny Tai, a legal scholar and co-organiser of the primary, said as voting got underway… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: China | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Hong Kong democracts hold primary despite security law warning

Smith Applauds Trump’s Crackdown on China

Congressman Chris Smith witnesses President Donald Trump signing an Executive Order
for Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation in the United States.
Jan. 31, 2020 .
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour.

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4), a forty year critic of China and champion of human rights throughout the world, today applauded President Donald J. Trump for “doing what previous presidents have failed to do” by sanctioning China for violating the “one country, two systems” treaty and ending democratic freedom for the people of Hong Kong.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: China, Chris Smith, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Smith Applauds Trump’s Crackdown on China

Chinese government threatens Chris Smith

The government of China has threatened to inflict pain, including interfering in the upcoming November election, on Congressman Chris Smith and several other Republican lawmakers and officials who are working to hold China responsible for the tragic results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: China, Chris Smith, COVID-19 | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »