Psaki: U.S. may impose sanctions against China for supporting Russia's operation in Ukraine
The U.S. is considering imposing sanctions on China if Beijing supports Moscow in the situation around Ukraine, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing.
“We have a number of tools that could be considered and sanctions are one tool,” Psaki said.
President Joe Baden “clearly laid out” to his Chinese counterpart the possible consequences, but Washington does not intend to publicly voice threats against Beijing because it believes the effectiveness would be greater if the information were made public.
When asked why the U.S. administration would not disclose exactly what measures Washington threatens Beijing with if China supports Russia, Psaki responded, “Because we believe that is the most effective way to engage and engage in constructive dialogue.