SHANGHAI – China on Saturday announced sanctions against three people from the United States and Canada and a Canadian lower house company, in response to the two countries’ imposition of sanctions on Chinese officials in the northwestern part of Xinjiang due to the Uyghur situation.
Gayle Munchin and Tony Perkins, chairman and vice-chairman of the United States Committee on International Foreign Freedom, are Canadian Conservative MPs. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has banned Michael Chong and the International Human Rights Subcommittee of the Foreign and International Development Standing Committee. Canadian House of Commons.
Furthermore, Chinese citizens and companies are prohibited from conducting “trade or exchange” with the aforementioned group.
On the 22nd, the United States and Canada joined EU sanctions against four senior Chinese officials and a company that they considered participating in “grave abuses” of human rights by Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities. That part.
However, China believes that these “unilateral” sanctions are based on “rumors and misinformation.”
Beijing promises that it will “defend its national sovereignty” and urges countries with diplomatic conflicts on behalf of Xinjiang to “clearly understand the situation and correct their mistakes.”
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“They must stop political interference in Xinjiang’s affairs, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs in any way, and avoid further progress on the wrong path. Otherwise, they will end up burning their hands,” the statement said.
The ban comes a day after nine politicians, seven academics and a lawyer – and four UK companies were sentenced to life in prison.
On the same day that Beijing responded to the EU, it allowed ten of the 22, including MEPs and investigators.
Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years in prison.
In recent years, there have been complaints about the situation of some minorities in Xinjiang by members of the Uighur ethnic group living abroad and other ethnic minorities of the Mohammedan faith.
In addition, satellite images showing the construction and expansion of protected facilities and documents have been released, pointing to a rapid policy that is seen as putting an end to Islamic extremism in the region, a visual majority of the ethnic immigration campaigns they have in the past decades.
In the opinion of some foreign analysts, the aforementioned facilities would be detention centers, the existence of which was initially denied by Beijing, which later defended them as vocational training centers that would help intensify Islamists in the region.
Beijing categorically denies that human rights abuses occur in Xinjiang, a region where the international press is confronted with unusual issues in China.