Brussels [Belgium], March 12 (ANI): According to some diplomats, senior European Union leaders target China with sanctions against China’s human rights abuses and blacklist four and one organization in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Agreed to be listed in.
According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the EU will impose sanctions on Chinese authorities for the first time since the infamous Tiananmen Square Incident in 1989, after reaffirming Block’s division on how to approach Beijing this week.
Sanctions were imposed on Beijing’s actions in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, especially on Uighur Muslims labeled as genocide by the United States and some European countries. This includes travel bans and asset freezes.
The decision still requires formal approval, which is expected to take place when foreign ministers meet in late March. The broader list includes human rights abusers from China, Russia, North Korea and Africa.
The move to impose sanctions is the latest to show that the EU is ready to confront China on human rights and other issues, despite maintaining an open channel with Beijing and seeking deeper economic ties. Is a sign of. According to the WSJ, the block seeks to maintain a delicate and frequently divided balance in relations with partners, competitors, and countries called systematic rivals.
Last year, the EU sanctioned two Chinese individuals and one company for their role in cyberattacks. Union is multiplied by the constant pressure to Chinese officials, including Xi Jinping president for human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. This led to a backlash from Chinese authorities, and Xi demanded that EU leaders not interfere with domestic affairs.
However, the EU and China have also taken a major step towards deepening their economic ties with the two countries, ending seven years of negotiations on an investment agreement in December. This has raised concerns from US President Joe Biden and some EU parliamentarians. EU officials argued that the agreement did not prevent pressure on issues such as human rights and Hong Kong.
As President Xi tightens control in China, tensions between the EU and Beijing have increased, over trade issues and human rights, in addition to what the EU considers to be disinformation in China during the COVID-19 crisis. There is a conflict.
China cracks down on Uighur Muslims by sending them to mass detention camps, disrupting their religious activities and sending members of the community to some form of forced re-education or indoctrination. It has been criticized worldwide for that.
Meanwhile, Beijing has strongly denied being involved in human rights abuses against Uighurs in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Meanwhile, China imposed strict national security legislation in Hong Kong last year. It criminalizes separation, destruction, and collusion with foreign troops, and involves a strict sentence. Since its implementation, several lawmakers in support of democratization have been arrested. (ANI)
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