China is imposing sanctions on U.S. and Canadian citizens
China has imposed sanctions on U.S. and Canadian citizens in retaliation for taking punitive measures this week against the U.S., EU, UK and Canada for repressing Uighur Zinjian Pinguin.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it had imposed sanctions on Gayle Manchin, chairman of the U.S. International Committee on Religious Freedom, and Tony Perkins, vice chairman of the commission. China also targeted Canadian lawmaker Michael Chong and a Canadian parliamentary committee dealing with human rights.
“It is forbidden for interested persons to enter the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau… And Chinese citizens and institutions are prohibited from doing business with the relevant persons and having exchanges with the relevant organization,” the Foreign Ministry said.
The US, EU, UK and Canada took over on Monday coordinated action the punishment of four senior Chinese officials — two of whom were on the U.S. criminal list — for their role in the detention of 1 million Muslim Uyghurs arrested in Xinjiang’s labor camps.
China is under increasing pressure for persecution of Uyghurs ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken followed Mike Pompeo’s predecessor in saying the situation was “genocide”. The Canadian and Dutch parliaments have also voted to describe it as “genocide”.
On Monday, China responded immediately to Western sanctions imposing retaliatory punishments European bodies and individuals, including Members of the European Parliament. On Friday, he put it on penalties for four groups in the UK and nine British citizens, including Iain Duncan Smith, a former Conservative party.
China has so far not imposed any sanctions on Biden administration officials. In the last week of the Trump administration, Pompeo and the U.S. were headed in nine other directions on the 28-goal list.
The revenge movements underscore the dramatic deterioration in the relationship between the US and China. Although relations under the Trump administration deteriorated significantly, they did he continued down the spiral.
U.S. and Chinese officials had it last week extra public feed They met in Alaska for the first high-level meeting since Joe Biden became president.
U.S. officials have said the private part of the meeting is more polite, but at the two-day ceremony, Blinken declined an offer to continue talks in Beijing.
When Yang Jiechi, a senior Chinese official, made the invitation, Blinken said “Thank you.” If Yang meant “Yes” when he hit it, Blinken replied, “Thank you means thank you”, Indicating that it meant“ No ”.
The Financial Times reported this week that the Biden administration is also increasingly concerned about China Flirting with the idea of a military attack on Taiwan Gain control of the country that Beijing is reviewing as a province. A senior US admiral has warned that military action could happen within six years.
China’s latest sanctions on garment companies around the world, based on the vindicated Chinese market to boost post-pandemic finance, pledged not to use Xinjiang cotton when they suffered boycotts in China.
Chinese state media have sparked boycotts of Western brands, including H&M and Nike, spreading historical expressions of concern about the use of forced labor in Xinjiang. The British luxury group Burberry also had a backlash.
The products were not available on e-commerce sites, celebrities refused to be brand ambassadors, and searches of their physical stores on Chinese sites were unsuccessful.
The move highlighted the difficult balance that brands face. In the three months to February, Nike’s Greater China pre-tax profits rose 75 percent year-on-year to $ 973 million, slightly more than the total for North America.