Trump said that US authorities

U.S. Authorities have “already responded” to the sanctions imposed by China, said President Donald trump at a press conference.

we are talking about the sanctions imposed by Beijing against 11 us officials in response to sanctions on Hong Kong. Among those in this list are senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

In turn, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. “will evaluate the sanctions of the PRC, will answer them and give to understand that against US you can’t take action without President trump gave them the answer.”

Recall, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against 11 high-ranking officials in mainland China and Hong Kong. Beijing responded with a similar action.