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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:47 AM

China bans Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz over criticism of its policies toward minorities

Source: AP

China said Monday it will impose sanctions on three U.S. lawmakers and one ambassador in response to similar actions taken by the U.S. last week against Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the Xinjiang region.

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rep. Chris Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback were targeted, as was the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The four men have been critical of the ruling Communist Party’s policies toward minority groups and people of faith.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said actions by the U.S. had “seriously damaged China-U.S. relations” and that China was determined to uphold its national sovereignty against what it sees as interference in its internal affairs.

“China will respond further according to the development of the situation,” Hua said.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-07-13/china-bans-ted-cruz-marco-rubio-over-criticism-uighurs

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Reply China bans Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz over criticism of its policies toward minorities (Original post)
Zorro Jul 13 OP
duforsure Jul 13 #1
ananda Jul 13 #3
VA_Jill Jul 13 #10
former9thward Jul 13 #19
Schmice3 Jul 13 #2
iscooterliberally Jul 13 #4
OneCrazyDiamond Jul 13 #5
iscooterliberally Jul 13 #6
SpazzTheCat Jul 13 #7
ripcord Jul 13 #11
OneCrazyDiamond Jul 13 #12
RhodeIslandOne Jul 13 #17
SpazzTheCat Jul 13 #20
RhodeIslandOne Jul 14 #21
Polybius Jul 13 #8
stillcool Jul 13 #13
mpcamb Jul 13 #9
ancianita Jul 13 #14
angrychair Jul 13 #15
SpankMe Jul 13 #16
crono Jul 13 #18

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:06 PM

1. There's a lot people in this country wished

they were banned from here.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:08 PM

3. I was gonna say ...

...

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Response to duforsure (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:58 PM

10. I have been

Thinking exactly the same thing. Why can't we ban these hypocrites?

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Response to VA_Jill (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:22 PM

19. Maybe because we are not a dictatorship like the Chinese communists?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:26 PM

2. Music to their ears

These characters will now campaign on the fact that "Red China" has banned them for being protectors of minorities.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:11 PM

4. Every country in the world should ban these two assholes. n/t

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:13 PM

5. It is not just those two.

Look at who is on the Congressional-Executive Commission

China's treatment of the Muslims if awful and should be called out.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:16 PM

6. I agree. It's much more than just these two, but we can start here.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:17 PM

7. Why aren't we

More concerned with China's human rights abuses and their crushing of Hong Kong's democracy. There are very few things I'm aligned with Cruz or Rubio on, but their criticism of China is one of them.

Do we as Democrats not care about China's treatment of its citizens anymore?

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Response to SpazzTheCat (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:23 PM

11. Unfortunately many don't think we should challenge China in any way

I don't personally understand it but it happens.

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Response to SpazzTheCat (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:29 PM

12. I worry that right now it's an enemy of my enemy thing.


I think we will engage forgotten issues after we elect better leaders this November.

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Response to SpazzTheCat (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 06:19 PM

17. Because a lot of it is bullshit from these guys

When things are going fine economically with China, they do not give a shit. When their dear leader is having a spat with them or the GOP has decided to make China a boogeyman, then it's a crisis used to distract from how they are FUCKING OVER OUR OWN WORKERS EVERY DAY.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:56 PM

20. Are you saying

That what China is doing is somehow being misrepresented by Cruz and Rubio? Do you think what China is doing is ok?

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Response to SpazzTheCat (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:36 AM

21. They are not sincere about it

Now we're done here. Enjoy your stay.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:32 PM

8. China should talk

Their record of abuse is unmatched.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:46 PM

13. "unmatched"?

the United States hasn't been around for that long, but what we've done to people around the world in that brief amount of time is amazing.

"Since World War Two the United States has attempted to overthrow more than fifty foreign governments, it has dropped bombs on the people of around thirty countries, has attempted to assassinate some sixty foreign leaders, helped to suppress dozens of populist or nationalist movements, has tortured many thousands, and seriously and illegally intervened in one way or another in virtually every country on the planet, in the process of which the U.S. has caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair."
William Blum, in a speech at the University of Vermont, 2007
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Blum/American_Empire_KH2004.html

"Coming to grips with U.S./CIA activities in broad numbers and figuring out how many people have been killed in the jungles of Laos or the hills of Nicaragua is very difficult. But, adding them up as best we can, we come up with a figure of six million people killed-and this is a minimum figure. Included are: one million killed in the Korean War, two million killed in the Vietnam War, 800,000 killed in Indonesia, one million in Cambodia, 20,000 killed in Angola ... and 22,000 killed in Nicaragua. These people would not have died if U.S. tax dollars had not been spent by the CIA to inflame tensions, finance covert political and military activities and destabilize societies."
John Stockwell, CIA official in the 1960s and 1970s





"After World War II, in the name of containing Communism, the United States, mostly through the actions of local allies, executed or encouraged coups in, among other places, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and patronized a brutal mercenary war in Nicaragua ... By the end of the Cold War, Latin American security forces trained, funded, equipped, and incited by Washington had executed a reign of bloody terror - hundreds of thousands killed, an equal number tortured, millions driven into exile-from which the region has yet to fully recover."
Greg Grandin in his book "Empire's Workshop"

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:48 PM

9. What a laffer! Those are the best defenders of human rights China could single out!

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:01 PM

14. They are probably the ones attached to a Tik Tok user they know.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:14 PM

15. If only

They cared as much about minorities in their own country.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 05:15 PM

16. I should never be on the same side as Rubio and Cruz, but...

Fuck China and their treatment of the Uighur minority and other ridiculous human rights violations.

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Response to SpankMe (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:08 PM

18. Agree

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