[Ed. – In this case the focus is on Missouri officials (including their U.S. Senators), in the wake of Missouri’s lawsuit calling out China for coronavirus delinquencies. The Xi regime has moved so far down the path of overt intimidation, however, that we can expect this media gambit to expand to other officials and situations.]
China’s state-run media targeted congressional Republicans on Thursday for their outspoken stance against the nation’s government and their condemnation of the country’s nefarious actions concerning the novel coronavirus outbreak.
An article posted on the Global Times, which is a branch of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC’s) People’s Daily, said the nation is “extremely dissatisfied with the abuse of litigation” by U.S. leadership, “and is considering punitive countermeasures against U.S. individuals, entities and state officials such as Missouri’s Attorney General Eric Schmitt.” …
The Times article also claims that GOP Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Tom Cotton R-Ark., along with two other Republican members of Congress, will be added to China’s sanctions list for their hardline political stances.