The US has introduced legislation that could target top Chinese officials with sanctions over human rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Photo: Winson Wong

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi lashes out at US for ‘seriously damaging’ mutual trust

  • Foreign minister’s criticism over Xinjiang and Hong Kong legislation comes amid reports the two sides have reached a ‘phase one’ trade deal
  • He also says Washington officials have ‘slandered China’s social system, development path and cooperation with other countries’
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The US has introduced legislation that could target top Chinese officials with sanctions over human rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Photo: Winson Wong
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.