China announces sanctions against Canada

China on Saturday announced sanctions against three individuals and a company from Canada and the United States, treating its Uyghur minority in response to sanctions imposed by these countries earlier this week.

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The Chinese Foreign Ministry says two members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Kyle Munchin and Tony Perkins, Canadian MP Michael Chong and the Canadian Parliamentary Commission on Human Rights have been barred from entering mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. .

According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the United States and Canada are imposing sanctions “on the basis of rumors and misinformation.”

Permitted officials are also barred from doing business with Chinese citizens and companies, “one must stop political interference in issues related to Xinjiang, and one must stop interfering in China’s internal affairs in any way,” the ministry said.

“Otherwise, they will burn their fingers,” warns the Foreign Ministry statement.

The European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada on Monday imposed integrated sanctions against past and present leaders in the Xinjiang region, where Beijing has imposed years of police surveillance, and Beijing immediately responded to sanctions against European and British figures. .

According to a study released by US and Australian companies denied by Beijing, at least one million Uyghurs are being held in “camps” in Xinjiang, northwest China, and some are being subjected to “forced labor”, especially in the cotton fields. Washington believes that the persecution of these Muslim minorities is “genocide.”

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