The CCP retaliates against American sanctions for atrocities in Xinjiang, “punishes” Ambassador Brownback, Senators Rubio and Cruz, Representative Chris Smith.
by Marco Respinti
If you promise to refrain from laughing, I will tell you a bizarre story. As announced by the CCP’s China Daily, the Chinese Communist regime, which is being sanctioned by the US government for kidnapping, incarcerating, torturing, and killing its own citizens every single day, has decided to sanction back the most vocal of its accusers. They include US Ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Sam Brownback, US Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, US Representative Chris Smith, as well as the entire US Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
Ms. Hua Chunying, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, announced it on July 13. It is in retaliation of the US State Department’s decision to sanction four top CCP officials responsible for atrocities in Xinjiang (which Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities prefer to call East Turkestan), in what is clearly the first step in the application of the “Global Magnitsky Act”, which allows Washington to target foreign government officials responsible of human rights abuses anywhere in the world.
The CCP government accuses the US officials of “interference in China’s internal affairs.” Two questions, then, for Ms. Hua Chunying and her government. First. everyone knows, including non-Christians and perhaps even the CCP, the story of the Good Samaritan, who helped an unknown man left moribund on the road by bandits. Would the Good Samaritan today be sanctioned for interfering in the bandits’ internal affairs?
Secondly. Does the CCP envision a world in which countries are free of kidnapping, incarcerating, torturing, and killing their own citizens every single day? If yes, welcome to the Third Reich, where Nazis wanted to be left alone and free to kidnap, incarcerate, torture, and kill, without “interferences” in Nazi Germany’s “internal affairs.”. Perhaps the CCP will also prosecute those still alive who “interfered” in Hitler’s internal affairs by fighting in World War II.