In an interesting twist, VZ.ru or Gazeta VZ, published an article:
This link was shared by a Russian Foreign Ministry official today.
Hmmmm, that’s curious. The new bill sent to President Trump by Congress specifically mentions three countries: Iran, Russia, and the DPRK (North Korea).
I began to wonder if there was a bill being introduced to put sanctions on China.
Short answer, no.
But SouthFront, a notorious carrier of Russian propaganda carried this story, in ALL CAPS, no less.
The South China Morning Post published this.
Pravda carried this.
It refers to a Politico report, but there is no link and after checking, there is no report.
This is bogus, this is fabricated, this is Russia.