Chunying said that China is imposing sanctions on usa officials members of Congress, and other personnel at NGOs for "nasty behaviour" over the Taiwan issue.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on January 9 termed "null and void" the self-imposed restrictions on USA diplomats, service members, and other officials' interactions with their Taiwanese "counterparts".
"China has made a decision to impose sanctions on related USA officials who have behaved badly on Taiwan question", Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a news conference in the capital Beijing, according to the state-run Global Times.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced earlier this month that the USA will lift restrictions on its relations with Taiwan - a move that China slammed and vowed to fight back against.
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This followed the Trump administration imposing sanctions on an array of Chinese officials in response to Hong Kong arresting more than 50 people on 6 January in what Washington described as "an appalling crackdown on pro-democracy politicians and activists who were trying to advance fair and open primary elections for Hong Kong's Legislative Council". In addition, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft spoke to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen last week, angering China. China considers democratic Taiwan part of its territory, and the island has been a key source of tension as relations have worsened between Washington and Beijing. The Chinese Communist Party has never governed Taiwan. "No sanctions. It's all been bluster and rhetoric".
The US is attempting to "intervene" in the internal affairs of China and Hong Kong, and "obstruct" their efforts to safeguard national security, the city's government said in a statement on Saturday. The excuse that the USA uses to sanction the officials was "lame" and "could hardly stand up to challenge", it added.
The U.S. and China a year ago imposed tit-for-tat sanctions on each other amid clashes on fronts ranging from trade to the early handling of the coronavirus.
China, meanwhile, has sanctioned officials including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, a mostly symbolic effort to retaliate over US moves to punish Beijing for its treatment of minorities in the far west region of Xinjiang. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts.