The Uygurs suppression: China bans politicians from USA and Canada – Politics

The Uygurs suppression: China bans politicians from USA and Canada - Politics

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China has imposed sanctions on politicians in the United States and Canada around President Xi Jinping.

Photo: dpa / Ju Peng

In addition to the European Union, the United States and Canada have also criticized the Chinese oppression of the Uyghurs. After a response from Beijing.

Von raid / afp

03/27/2021 – 3:26 pm

BEIJING – China has also taken punitive measures against US and Canadian politicians in response to sanctions for the suppression of Uygars. In Beijing on Saturday, the State Department said two members of the American Religious Freedom Commission, Gayle Manchin and Tony Perkins, as well as Canadian MP Michael Chong and the Canadian Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights.

Britain, the European Union, Canada and the US imposed sanctions on China earlier this week due to the repression of the Uygar Muslim minority in northwestern Xinjiang province. Beijing reacted sharply to the measures and banned ten EU leaders and scientists, as well as four EU organizations, including the German MEP Reinhardt Buchikoffer (Greens).

Assets frozen

China accused the US and Canada of “imposing sanctions based on rumors and dissolution”. “Approved Xinjiang-related issues should stop political manipulation and cease to interfere in China’s internal affairs in any way,” the ministry said.

The affected people are no longer allowed to enter mainland China or the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, their property will be frozen there. Chinese citizens and institutions are forbidden to cooperate with them.

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According to human rights organizations, at least one million Uigars and other Muslims are imprisoned in hundreds of detention camps in Xinjiang. There he is allegedly forced to give up his religion, culture and language and in some cases he is also abused. Beijing has denied the allegations and talks of training and work programs aimed at combating extremism in the regions.


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