China on Saturday announced sanctions against three individuals and a company from Canada and the United States in response to sanctions imposed by these countries in the wake of the treatment of Uyghur minorities this week.
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The Chinese Foreign Ministry has banned two members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Gail Manchin and Tony Perkins, as well as Canadian MP Michael Chong and the Canadian Parliamentary Commission on Human Rights from entering mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the United States and Canada are imposing sanctions “based on rumors and misinformation.”
Grant officials, who have also banned trade with Chinese citizens and companies, said “all political manipulation on Xinjiang-related issues must be stopped and any interference in China’s internal affairs must be stopped.”
“Otherwise, they will burn their fingers,” the Foreign Ministry statement warned.
The European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada on Monday imposed coordinated sanctions on past and present leaders in the Xinjiang region, where Beijing has imposed intense police surveillance for years and Beijing immediately retaliated with sanctions on European and British individuals. .
According to studies published by American and Australian institutes condemning Beijing, at least one million Uyghurs have been placed in “camps” in Xinjiang, northwest China, while others have been subjected to “forced labor”, especially in the cotton fields. Washington views the repression of the Muslim minority as “genocide.”