Washington, which has been pumping tens of billions’ worth of heavy weapons to the Kiev regime, has been lobbing unfounded accusations against Beijing, asserting that China is looking into supporting Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine with lethal assistance.
US President Joe Biden could be granted “explicit authority” to impose sanctions “against persons from the PRC” (People’s Republic of China) if legislation reintroduced by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., were to enter force.
Democrat Adam Schiff, a member of the US House of Representatives, was joined by a number of colleagues in proposing a bill to the US Congress providing for the establishment of a mechanism for imposing sanctions against Chinese citizens or organizations allegedly offering military support for Russia amid its ongoing special military operation in Ukraine.
The Deter PRC Support to the Russian War Effort Act would “impose serious costs on those who assist Russia in Ukraine… as China takes escalatory steps to back Kremlin forces,” the bill stated
Adam Schiff deplored the fact that China, in defiance of pressure from Washington, has refused to condemn Russia’s actions and fall in line with 141 UN Member States who voted for the UN General Assembly resolution on February 23 calling on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine.
“The increased coordination between China and Russia… is cause for alarm. By passing legislation that authorizes the Biden administration to enact sanctions, we can ensure we are ready to place swift and severe financial consequences on any Chinese entity that knowingly tries to aid Russia either by supplying deadly weaponry that will be used in Ukraine or by helping Russia evade the sanctions imposed by the international community,”