China announces sanctions against US and Canadian individuals and entities for criticism of Uighurs

China announces sanctions against US and Canadian individuals and entities for criticism of Uighurs

China announced this Saturday sanctions against three people and an entity of USA and Canada, in response to those imposed by the two countries these days due to the treatment that Beijing reserves to the Uighur minority.

Two members of the US Commission for International Religious Freedom, Canadian MP Michael Chong and a Canadian parliamentarian who is a member of the human rights committee, are now banned from entering China, Hong Kong and Macao, the Chinese ministry said. Of Foreign Affairs.

At least one million Uyghurs and people belonging to other Muslim groups are being held in camps in the Xinjiang region (northwest), according to human rights groups, who accuse the Chinese government of imposing forced labor on them and sterilizing women. women.

The European Union, Britain, Canada and the United States sanctioned various members of the political and economic hierarchy in Xinjiang this week, for exerting pressure, prompting rapid diplomatic retaliation from Beijing, in the form of sanctions against individuals in the EU. and Great Britain.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday accused the United States and Canada of imposing sanctions “based on rumors and misinformation.”

Sanctioned Western officials will not be able to do business with any Chinese citizen or company.

These people “must stop politically manipulating everything related to Xinjiang and stop meddling in China’s internal affairs,” the ministry warned, because otherwise “their fingers will get caught.”

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