China imposes economic sanctions on nine British citizens and four organizations.
China has announced it will impose sanctions on several British citizens. According to China, sanctions are being imposed for lies about the treatment of the country’s Uighur minority.
China imposes economic sanctions on nine British citizens and four organizations. Among them are politicians.
The background is the sanctions previously imposed by Britain on Chinese citizens and organizations, the Chinese Foreign Office says.
“This movement, based on mere lies and disinformation, blatantly violates the basic norms governing international law and international relations, interferes in China’s internal affairs and seriously undermines Sino-British relations,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Earlier this week, China imposed several sanctions on European politicians and scholars after the EU confirmed the imposition of sanctions on four Chinese authorities for the abuse of Uighurs. Following the EU sanctions decision, in addition to Britain, the United States and Canada reported their own sanctions against China.
According to human rights organizations in China, at least one million Uighurs and others, mainly members of the Muslim minority, have been imprisoned in camps where they are forced to work and women have been sterilized. For example, the United States has defined China’s actions in the Xinjiang Uyghur region as equivalent to genocide.
China has vehemently denied allegations of forced Uighur labor.
Source site www.is.fi