Beijing Sanctions US Think Tank, Reagan Library for Hosting Taiwan Leader


China Imposes Sanctions on Hudson Institute, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and Their Leaders

In a move to counter what it sees as a violation of the one-China principle, China has announced sanctions against two American institutions and four individuals involved in hosting Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ing-wen, during her recent visit to the United States. Tsai's visit took place from 29 to 31 March and from 4 to 6 April 2023.

The Hudson Institute and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, which provided platforms for Tsai Ing-wen's visit last week, have been targeted with a ban on all transactions, exchanges, cooperation, and other activities between them and Chinese universities, institutes, organizations, and individuals.

The four individuals sanctioned are Sarah May Stern, Chair of the Hudson Institute Board of Trustees; John P. Walters, President and CEO of Hudson Institute; John Heubusch, former Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, which supports the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum; and Joanne M. Drake, Chief Administrative Officer of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.

Under the sanctions, all movable and immovable properties and other types of assets belonging to these individuals within China will be frozen. Furthermore, Chinese organizations and individuals are prohibited from engaging in transactions, cooperation, and other activities with them. The sanctioned individuals are also denied visas or entry into China.

China's decision underscores the ongoing tensions between the US and China over the issue of Taiwan and its status in the international community.


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