Shortly after President Biden was sworn in Wednesday, China's ministry of foreign affairs announced that dozens of former Trump administration officials and allies have been sanctioned and barred from entering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao. The list includes former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, former Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger, former trade adviser Peter Navarro, and former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. O'Brien's predecessor, John Bolton, and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon will also face sanctions. "Over the past few years, some anti-China politicians in the United States, out of their selfish political interests and prejudice and hatred against China ... have planned, promoted, and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs ... and seriously disrupted China-U.S. relations," said Beijing's foreign ministry.

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