China in Focus (Jan. 21): Biden Admin: China’s Sanctions ‘Unproductive’

January 21, 2021 Updated: January 22, 2021

The Biden administration has denounced China’s retaliation toward the Trump administration, calling Beijing’s recent sanctions on former White House officials “unproductive and cynical.”

China’s foreign ministry spokesperson says “the past few years weren’t easy.” The comment follows former President Donald Trump’s departure from the White House.

Biden’s administration intends to maintain U.S. membership in the World Health Organization after Trump announced he was pulling America out. One U.S. lawmaker says American taxpayers shouldn’t fund the organization.

A Chinese messaging app has been caught reading users’ private information. Some of the information has even been uploaded to the web.

And the Chinese Communist Party has built a village of more than 100 houses in a disputed area. The move further strains tensions on the China-India border.

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