“China firmly opposes any move to arbitrarily impose unilateral sanctions and interfere in other countries' internal affairs under the pretext of so-called ‘freedom’, ‘human rights’, and ‘democracy’," a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, adding that the latest sanctions display "the typical U.S.-style double standard and bullyism.”
“It is the U.S. economic, commercial, and financial blockade that gravely impedes Cuba's efforts to improve its economy and people's livelihood, and tramples on the Cuban people's right to subsistence and development."
Recently, several countries and international organizations have extended a helping hand to Cuba, aiding its government and people to fight the pandemic.
“Enough with sanctions! The right way is to support," the Chinese spokesperson stressed.
On July 30, the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against Cuba's National Revolutionary Police and its top officials, citing repression of anti-government protests. During a meeting with Cuban-American politicians at the White House, U.S. President Joe Biden said that there would be more sanctions, "unless there's some drastic change in Cuba".
In response, Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said that "these arbitrary measures, coupled with disinformation and aggression, are used to justify the inhumane blockade of Cuba."
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