Fueled by European Union (EU) sanctions, China retaliated against Britain, imposing sanctions against nine nationals and four institutions of the country. On Monday, the EU announced sanctions against four Chinese officials for human rights violations in Xinjiang. The EU took such strict action against Beijing three decades later. Britain also supported the EU in this step. China banned nine UK citizens and four institutions following the EU ban.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday that the actions of Western countries are based on lies and propaganda, which is a violation of international rules. Such action severely weakens the relationship between China and Britain. The statement also said that the British ambassador was summoned to register a protest at the diplomatic level. Nine UK citizens and four institutions have been included in the list of sanctions, including Member of Parliament Ian Duncan Smith and the Human Rights Commission of the Conservative Party. Financial transactions of Chinese citizens and groups with restricted people and institutions are prohibited. While such people cannot even travel to China.
Due to this, the EU imposed restrictions
Chinese officials who were banned from the European Union last Monday include Chen Minggu, director of the Public Security Bureau of Xinjiang. The European Union has reported that the chains are responsible for serious violations of human rights. They have also violated the rights of religious freedom and faith of Uygar Muslims and people belonging to other minority communities. China banned nine UK citizens and four institutions following the EU ban.