(China/USA) Beijing sanctions Pompeo, other anti-China hawks, sets ‘bottom line’ on bilateral ties (Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi, Yang Sheng and Shan Jie, Global Times)

Minutes after Wednesday noon in Washington as Joe Biden was being sworn in as 46th US president, China’s Foreign Ministry announced sanctions on 28 anti-China politicians under the former president including former secretary of state Mike Pompeo in a move that was characterized by Chinese experts as a well-timed and vigorous demonstration of Beijing’s bottom line in the fightback against anti-China forces.