China has announced sanctions against US officials, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, a salary largely symbolic legislative Beijing intended for the treatment of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang to punish. would be “sanctions” against the four officials early Monday, without elaborating: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. Hua listed Rubio and Cruz – Republicans and high-profile critic of China – as targets of unspecified measures, as well as Sam Brownback, Representative Chris Smith and the Executive Committee of Congress on China. Moves are three days after the United States a top member of the Communist Party of China government and three other officials sanctioned violations of human rights in Xinjiang, the country is very strong west. Beijing has repeatedly promised retaliation on US actions intended residents of Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan to support Washington accuses of unreasonably interfering in the internal affairs of China. Individuals sanctioned include Chen Quanguo, secretary of Xinjiang party, who sits on the 25-member Politburo, and Zhu Hailun, secretary of the political and legal committee Xinjiang Party, and the current administrators and former Office Xinjiang public security, the Finance Ministry said Thursday. Both moves and Chinese reaction of the United States was largely symbolic, since both groups of officials were unlikely to have much financial or legal consequences for other country. The US decision was the first time that the United States has sanctioned a seat Chinese officials under the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which enshrines human rights of the United States against foreign officials at the level of authority to impose. senior administration had pushed for months to sanctions, but had been thwarted by President Donald Trump, the annoyed that her US China trade deal would complicate her.