|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | USA

China Slaps Retaliatory Sanctions on US Officials over Uyghurs



BEIJING – China announced on Monday that it was banning the entry of several United States’ officials in response to Washington imposing sanctions on three leaders of the Communist Party of China for alleged human rights abuses against the ethnic Muslim minority Uyghurs in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang.

Beijing’s entry ban targets US senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz; congressman Chris Smith; the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback; and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which monitors human rights and the development of the rule of law in the Asian country.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a press conference that the sanctions were in response to US infringements.

Hua added that Washington’s measures amounted to “interference in internal affairs” and “violated international law and international relations norms.”

Moreover, the spokesperson urged the US to withdraw its sanctions and warned that China could take further measures based on how the situation developed, while insisting that the Asian country was determined to safeguard its “sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

On Thursday, the US had banned Chen Quangui, the head of the CPC in Xinjiang; Zhu Hailun, party secretary of the regional political and legal committee; and Wang Mingshan, the party secretary of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau; as well as their family members from entering the US.

Washington had claimed that Chen’s role in Xinjiang was not the first instance of his involvement in the oppression of minorities in the country, given that earlier he had held similar positions in Tibet, where gross human rights violations were believed to have been committed under him.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the US “will not stand idly by as the CPC carries out human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and members of other minority groups in Xinjiang.”

He alleged that these abuses included “forced labor, arbitrary mass detention, and forced population control, and attempts to erase their culture and Muslim faith.”

Pompeo announced that the visa restrictions would also be imposed on other CPC officials linked to the alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang and their family members, without identifying these individuals.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2020 © All rights reserved