The rivalry between Beijing and Washington shows no sign of abating, analysts say. Photo: AP
The rivalry between Beijing and Washington shows no sign of abating, analysts say. Photo: AP

China unveils new legal weapon to hit United States and other Western rivals with tougher sanctions

  • State media announces the latest move by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee to counter the United States and its allies
  • Western governments have been piling pressure on Beijing over such issues as Hong Kong’s freedoms and the treatment of Uygur minority in Xinjiang

The rivalry between Beijing and Washington shows no sign of abating, analysts say. Photo: AP
The rivalry between Beijing and Washington shows no sign of abating, analysts say. Photo: AP
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