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    China warms up to Joe Biden after imposing sanctions on Mike Pompeo & other members of Trump administration

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    A visibly relieved China on Thursday warmly congratulated new US President Joe Biden and urged him to heal and rebuild the severely damaged bilateral ties by his predecessor Donald Trump.

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    BEIJING: A visibly relieved China on Thursday warmly congratulated new US President Joe Biden and urged him to heal and rebuild the severely damaged bilateral ties by his predecessor Donald Trump. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, known for fiery retorts against the US, welcomed Biden’s first moves to join the Paris Climate Accord and the WHO which was trashed by Trump as a puppet of China over its conduct to deal with Covid-19.

    “We express congratulations on the inauguration of President Biden. I noted many US media say this is a new day in America After travelling an extraordinary period, we believe our two peoples deserve to embrace a better future. We hope Biden will be successful in governance,” she said. Minutes after Biden was sworn in as the new President, China imposed sanctions against former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 others associated with the previous Trump administration for promoting and executing “crazy moves”, which “gravely” undermined its interests.

    “These individuals and their immediate family members are prohibited from entering the mainland, Hong Kong and Macao of China. They and companies and institutions associated with them are also restricted from doing business with China,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a press release, announcing the sanctions.
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