Western sanctions on China over Xinjiang trigger furious response

The United States, Canada and the United Kingdom joined the European Union on Monday to take what they described as “coordinated action” against China to send “a clear message about the human rights violations and abuses in Xinjiang”, prompting immediate retaliation from Beijing.

The sanctions blacklisted former and current officials in the Xinjiang region – Zhu Hailun, Wang Junzheng, Wang Mingshan and Chen Mingguo – for alleged abuses, which have sparked international outrage.

The coordinated move also targeted the state-run Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Washington, which had sanctioned two of those officials in July 2020, added the other two to the list on Monday.

Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/22/eu-rolls-out-sanctions-on-chinese-officials-over-uighur-abuses

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