China imposes sanctions on top Trump allies minutes after his leaves office: report

China imposes sanctions on top Trump allies minutes after his leaves office: report
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers keynote remarks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on February 15, 2020. [State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

China's federal government has announced sanctions against some of former President Donald Trump's top allies, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Trump economic adviser Peter Navarro.

At 12:10 p.m. on January 20 — while President Joe Biden was delivering his inaugural speech — Bloomberg News reporter Nicholas Wadhams tweeted:

The sanctions, Wadhams noted, will also affect former Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon — who Trump granted a pardon for federal criminal charges during his last full day in office — and former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

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