Restrictive measures have been introduced against top officials of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.
Following the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada imposed sanctions against Chinese officials for violating the rights of Uighurs in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
So, London imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials and one organization. The restrictions included Chen Mingguo, head of the Xinjiang Public Security Department, Wang Mingshan, a member of the party committee, head of the political and legal commission of the region, Wang Junzheng, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of Xinjiang, and Zhu Hailun, deputy chairman of the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress. The sanctions also apply to the Xinjiang Industrial and Construction Building.
Similar sanctions were imposed by Canada, and two Chinese officials were blacklisted by the United States.
“Today’s actions of the Ministry of Finance complement the steps taken also by the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Canada, which have imposed sanctions against these and other individuals,” the US Treasury Department said.
The US sanctions were imposed as part of the Magnitsky Global Human Rights Act.
The sanctions imposed provide for the blocking of all property or property rights of persons included in the list on the territory of the named countries. Also, individuals and legal entities of the United States are prohibited from entering into any transactions with the persons involved in the list.
As reported, in response to the EU sanctions, China will impose restrictive measures against 10 people and four legal entities.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrel called China’s decision unacceptable. “These measures are regrettable and unacceptable. The European Union will not change its commitment to protecting human rights, “ he said.
As you know, the Chinese authorities are accused of reprisals against the Uighurs in Xinjiang. In January, the United States became the first country to call China’s actions against the Uighurs genocide. Beijing denies all the charges.