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China confirms preparation of counter-sanctions against the West

The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed the preparation of a bill on measures against the United States and other Western countries in response to sanctions against Beijing. This was stated at a briefing by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zhao Lijian.

“Some Western countries, under various pretexts, are trying to slander China and put pressure on it. Yesterday, a representative of the office of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress informed about the consideration of such a bill, “ the Chinese diplomat confirmed.

According to him, the republic is going to “protect the sovereignty and national interests”.

Earlier, The Global Times reported in the form of leaks that the Chinese parliament has prepared a draft law on countermeasures in response to the restrictions approved by Washington and the EU countries, including financial ones, against Chinese citizens and companies, to which Western human rights activists have claims. In turn, Beijing accuses the Americans and Europeans of violating the norms of international law.

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