China takes countermeasures against Hudson Institute, Reagan Library
Updated 17:13, 07-Apr-2023

China has decided to take countermeasures against the Hudson Institute, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and the relevant people in charge of these organizations, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

In disregard of China's repeated representations and firm opposition, the U.S. insisted on allowing the leader of China's Taiwan region, Tsai Ing-wen, to "transit" through the U.S. to engage in political activities from March 29 to 31 and April 4 to 6, the ministry pointed out.

The Hudson Institute and the Reagan Library provided a platform and convenience for Tsai to engage in "Taiwan independence" separatist activities in the U.S., which seriously violated the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, and seriously damaged China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the ministry added.

According to the statement, universities, institutions and other organizations and individuals in China are prohibited from conducting exchanges and cooperation with the two U.S. institutions and four senior representatives from these two organizations are prohibited from entering China.

The four individuals, including Sarah May Stern, chair of Hudson Institute, John Walters, president of the institute, John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, and Joanne Drake, chief administrative officer of the institute, are also placed on the sanctions list.

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