China expressed a strong protest and categorically opposed the economic bullying practiced by the United States, and called on the American side to "immediately stop their erroneous actions." This statement was made by a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, commenting on the recently followed US economic and trade sanctions affecting China.
According to the Chinese trade representative, the United States, under the guise of so-called human rights and fabricated motives, without any factual evidence, has repeatedly abused export controls, investment restrictions, import bans on Xinjiang-related products. p>
The purpose of these actions, according to Beijing, was to exert continuous pressure on the relevant Chinese entities and to restrict normal trade and economic cooperation between enterprises of the two countries.
"Such political manipulation by the United States undermines market principles, violates WTO rules and economic laws, damages the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises, as well as the interests of American enterprises and investors," the Chinese official said, adding that such actions do not contribute to stability of global production and supply chains; and global economic recovery.
Ignoring the spirit of science and violating the principles of humanism and universal values, the United States also imposed sanctions on Chinese medical research institutions.
A spokesman for the department called on the United States to immediately stop interfering with normal trade and economic cooperation between Chinese and American enterprises, stop encroaching on the rights of people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang to exist and develop, and return to the correct path of mutually beneficial cooperation.