Sunday, March 28, 2021

China

This Foreign Secretary has condemned China’s decision to impose sanctions on nine UK citizens – including members of Parliament. It was also jointly condemned by Boris Johnson and President Biden.

  • It speaks volumes that, while the UK joins the international community in sanctioning those responsible for human rights abuses, the Chinese government sanctions its critics.
     
  • The evidence of widespread human rights abuses in Xinjiang cannot be ignored - including mass detention and surveillance, reports of torture and forced sterilisation. If Beijing wants to credibly rebut claims of human rights abuses, it should allow the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights full access to verify the truth.
     
  • The international community will not look the other way and will continue to hold the Chinese authorities to account for their actions.

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