China Sanctions Ted Cruz In Retaliatory Move That Will Fall Flat

China just showed how weak a hand they have but they played it anyway. In response to US sanctions against some top officials, China just announced they will sanction Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

Here’s what is so funny about this. Chinese officials like most wealthy people who live in authoritarian countries (Russia, etc.) all hide assets in the west where the rule of law is obeyed.

They know they can skim from the Chinese people and buy property in the west so the communists cannot seize their ill-gotten gains.

They also send their kids to our universities and most take advantage of our stupid immigration laws to use birth tourism to get their kids American citizenship because they all know deep down the communist regime in China is not be trusted.

Does Ted Cruz have secret bank accounts on Chinese banks? Own property there? Send his kids to their universities? Try to get citizenship for his kids in that corrupt country? Of course not but the opposite does happen and that leaves China exposed.

From CNN:

Beijing has announced sanctions against United States officials, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in retaliation for measures announced by Washington last week over Beijing’s alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying revealed the new sanctions at a press conference Monday, calling on the US to “stop interfering in China’s international affairs.”

Among the US officials named by Hua are Senators Rubio and Cruz, both former presidential candidates, US Representative Chris Smith, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

“I must point out the Xinjiang affairs are China’s internal affairs and the US has no right to interfere,” Hua said.

“We urge the US to immediately withdraw its wrong decision and stop interfering in China’s internal affairs or undermining China’s interests. And we will make further reactions based on the development of the situation.”

Hua said the sanctions would take effect on Monday but provided no further details on the measures or what they might entail.

Washington’s sanctions against Chinese officials include the freezing of all US assets and a block preventing US nationals from conducting business with them. Anyone sanctioned by the US also faces visa restrictions, preventing them and their families from entering the US.