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China accused the U.S. of outright bullying and double standards in leveling what it called illegal sanctions on Chinese companies as part of U.S. actions against Russia’s Wagner Group and related companies and individuals. The entities were targeted for their role in the war in Ukraine and mercenary activities, including human rights abuses, in Africa. The sanctions have no basis in international law or authorization from the Security Council, and are typical illegal unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said at a daily briefing. The punitive measures were seriously harming China’s interests and China strongly rejects and deplores that and has lodged solemn complaints with the U.S. side, Mao said. . While the U.S. has intensified its efforts to send weapons to one of the parties to the conflict, resulting in an endless war, it has frequently spread false information about China’s supply of weapons to Russia, taking the opportunity to sanction Chinese companies for no reason,’ she said. ‘This is outright bullying and double standards.’