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“China said Monday it will impose sanctions on three U.S. lawmakers and one ambassador in response to similar actions taken by the U.S. last week against Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the Xinjiang region. U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rep. Chris Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback were targeted.” AP News
“The United States on Monday rejected China’s claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea… China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and for years has been using intimidation against other Southeast Asian coastal states, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.” Reuters
On Tuesday, “Britain said it decided to prohibit Huawei from working on [its] 5G system after U.S. sanctions made it impossible to ensure the security of equipment made by the Chinese company.” AP News
Last Saturday, the New York Times reported that “Iran and China have quietly drafted a sweeping economic and security partnership that would clear the way for billions of dollars of Chinese investments.” New York Times
The left calls for increased engagement with allies to develop a joint strategic response to China.