China condemns US sanctions and 'sinister' interference in internal affairs

China blasts the US's move to include 24 more senior Chinese officials on a sanction list under the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, saying it "fully exposes its sinister intention" and demanding Washington to "stop interfering in China's internal affairs". The decision came shortly before talks were set to begin between senior US and Chinese officials in Alaska -- the first such meeting since President Joe Biden took office.