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China’s newly introduced sanctions positioned on Canadian parliamentarians and the nation’s democratic establishments are “unacceptable” and an “assault on transparency and freedom of expression,” Canada’s Overseas Affairs Minister says.

“The Authorities of Canada stands with parliamentarians and all Canadians as we proceed to work with companions in defence of democracy and freedom of speech and can proceed to take motion when worldwide human rights obligations are violated,” Marc Garneau stated in an announcement launched Saturday afternoon.

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“We have to stand collectively to remind those that violate human and democratic rights that the world is watching.”

In a tweet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau echoed Garneau’s feedback, saying the sanctions are an assault on the “values on the coronary heart of our democracy.”

“We stand with Parliamentarians in opposition to these unacceptable actions, and we are going to proceed to defend human rights all over the world with our worldwide companions,” he wrote.

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On Saturday morning, China introduced it could be imposing sanctions on Canadian Conservative MP Michael Chong, who serves because the vice-chair of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Overseas Affairs and Worldwide Growth (FAAE).

The nation has additionally positioned sanction on the FAAE’s Subcommittee on Worldwide Human Rights, which has eight members and this month introduced a report concluding that atrocities had been dedicated in Xinjiang that represent crimes in opposition to humanity and genocide.

China additionally introduced sanctions on people and entities within the U.S.

In an announcement asserting the transfer, China’s ministry of overseas affairs stated the named events should “cease political manipulation on Xinjiang-related points, cease interfering in China’s inner affairs in any kind and chorus from going additional down the unsuitable path.”

“In any other case, they are going to get their fingers burnt,” the ministry warned.







Trudeau indicators continued cooperation with ‘worldwide companions’ in wake of China sanctions


Trudeau indicators continued cooperation with ‘worldwide companions’ in wake of China sanctions

The sanctions from China come simply 5 days after Canada imposed their very own sanctions on China in coordination with the US and the UK, over what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau known as “gross and systemic human rights violations within the Xinjiang area.”

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In an announcement posted to Twitter Saturday morning, Chong stated we have now a “obligation to name out China for its crackdown in #HongKong & its genocide of Uyghurs.”

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“We who dwell freely in democracies below the rule of legislation should converse for the unvoiced,” he wrote. “If meaning China sanctions me, I’ll put on it as a badge of honour.”


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Canada, allies slap sanctions in opposition to China over Uyghurs


Canada, allies slap sanctions in opposition to China over Uyghurs

Conservative Chief Erin O’Toole stated the Canadian MPs sanctioned by China have “used the liberty we take pleasure in as Canadians to name the world’s consideration to the genocide in opposition to Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.”

“I’m pleased with the work by MPs of all events,” he wrote in a tweet.

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In an interview with World Information, Lynnette Ong, a political science professor on the College of Toronto stated the sanctions in opposition to Chong and the parliamentary committee reveals Canada and China are at “a historic low level” of their bilateral relationship.


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European Union imposes sanctions on 4 Chinese language officers over Xinjiang abuses


European Union imposes sanctions on 4 Chinese language officers over Xinjiang abuses
“This must be a multilateral effort, and by sanctioning people, particular person politicians or particular person coverage makers in both nation, it’s simply going to ask backlash,” she stated.

“It’s simply counterproductive.”

 

 

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