‘Threats will not deter us’: State Department dismisses Chinese sanctions against Cruz, Rubio, and others

The State Department dismissed Chinese government sanctions leveled against U.S. officials, saying that “these threats will not deter us” from holding China accountable for its oppression of the Uighurs.

“The United States is committed to holding accountable those involved in human rights abuses around the world, including those responsible for the human rights crisis in Xinjiang, China,” a State Department spokesperson told the Washington Examiner following the Monday sanctions. “Beijing’s July 13 announcement to impose retaliatory sanctions on U.S. government officials and organizations who have worked tirelessly to expose the PRC’s human rights abuses further demonstrates the CCP’s refusal to take responsibility for its actions.”

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