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China sanctions 9 personalities and 4 British entities

On Friday, March 26, the Chinese government announced sanctions against nine personalities, including high-ranking parliamentarians, and four British entities. These are accused by Beijing of “spreading lies” on human rights in Xinjiang.

These sanctions follow those adopted simultaneously by the European Union, Great Britain, the United States and Canada, against Chinese officials. They accuse China of carry out an offensive against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, a region in the northwest of the country.

Earlier this week, Beijing had previously announced similar sanctions against ten EU personalities, including members of the European Parliament, as well as four entities. The personalities subject to these sanctions they see themselves and their families banned from entering Chinese soileven in Hong Kong or Macao, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

In addition, its potential assets in China are frozen and Chinese citizens are prohibited from doing business with them.. Among the entities concerned: the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission (the formation of Boris Johnson), as well as the former leader of this party, Iain Duncan Smith, and Deputy Tom Tugendhat, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Commission of the Commons.

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