China retaliates by imposing sanctions on companies and individuals in Canada and the United States.
Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) on Monday imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials and a company accused of human rights abuses against the Muslim minority in China.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the country would respond to the move “on the basis of rumors and misinformation.”
In the case of Canada, the Conservative MP China allows Michael Zhong and the subcommittee on international human rights of the General Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
In the United States, Gayle Munchin, president of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and his vice president, Tony Perkins, face sanctions.
Affected persons and companies are prohibited from coming to China and are not allowed to do business or trade with Chinese citizens or organizations.
The ministry warns in its statement that the Chinese government is “committed to safeguarding its national sovereignty, security and development interests.”
He urges other countries to “stop manipulating politics.” […] To interfere in China’s internal affairs “, otherwise” they will burn their fingers “.
Like the mosque bully
Canadian Foreign Minister Mark Corneo on Saturday compared China to a school “bully” whose attitude will change only if we are sure about it.
“I know bullies in my life, I know bullies can change, but they will only change if you send them very clear messages,” Carnegie told the CBC, a broadcaster, citing sanctions imposed by several countries, including Canada, against Beijing.
However, the interview was recorded before the Chinese response was announced.
If Beijing does not change its approach, Canada “has the right to take further action.” Corneo insisted.
He also welcomed the fact that some twenty countries had joined Canada in demanding the release of two Canadians, Michael Gowrick and Michael Spavar, who had been detained in China for more than two years “for intelligence. According to Ottawa, this is an “arbitrary detention” in response to the arrest of the head of the Chinese company Hawaii at the request of the United States.
With Agencies France-Press