Recently USA and UK announces Sanctions on Chinese official. Now Chinese Communist Party has announced sanctions on relevant UK individuals and entities on 26th March 2021.
As per the statement of Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, UK had imposed unilateral sanctions on relevant Chinese individuals and entity citing human rights issues in Xinjiang. So, this move by China is based on lies and disinformation. As per the official statement from Chinese Communist Party, sanctions on relevant Chinese individuals breaches international law and basic norms which governs international relations. It also interferes in internal affairs of China and undermines the bilateral relation of China & United Kingdom.
Chinese Foreign Ministry has summoned British Ambassador to China for solemn representations after expressing its opposition and strong condemnation. Chinese Communist Party has decided to sanction 9 individuals and 4 entities from United Kingdom side who maliciously spread lies and disinformation.
Implications of sanction
Following the Chinese sanctions, 9 individuals and their immediate family members have been prohibited from entering Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao of China. Property of Individuals in China will also be frozen. Chinese citizens and institutions would not be able to do business with them. Further, China has reserved the right to take more measures.
Why China Sanctioned the individuals?
Chinese Communist Party has announced sanctions on British individuals to safeguard its national sovereignty, development interests, security. China has also warned United Kingdom side to not go further down to wrong path.
Issue with Xinjiang
UK had sanctioned Chinese Individuals citing the human rights violation with respect to Beijing’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims. United Kingdom had alleged that; China represses Uyghurs who are predominantly Muslim ethnic minority living in the western region of Xinjiang. As per an estimate, 2 million (20 lakh) Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have passed to the detention centres where they were subjected to forced Labour, Torture, political indoctrination and sexual abuse.
China announces Sanctions on UK officials & entities China announces Sanctions on UK officials & entities