Beijing has promised “countermeasures” if Washington doesn’t revoke sanctions over Uyghurs
Beijing promised to repay the US for its blacklisting Chinese officials that it claimed were responsible for human rights violations.
On Tuesday’s regular press conference, Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, accused America of “smearing China, oppressing Chinese officials for no reason, violating international law… and grossly interfering in China’s domestic affairs.”
Wang stated that Beijing would respond. “reciprocal countermeasures”If the US doesn’t immediately lift its sanctions,
After Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, accused China of complicity in the crimes, this statement was made. “genocide and crimes against humanity” against the Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnic minority living predominately in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Region. Washington also said it had blacklisted Chinese officials accused of human rights violations.
Wang replied in the same fashion, calling US “the biggest human rights violator in the world,”Whose historical treatment of Native Americans “constitutes de facto genocide.”Washington was also criticised by him. “long-lasting systemic racial discrimination”of African Americans.
Many international human rights organizations have accused China for oppressing Uyghurs, and forcing them into labor camps. Beijing denies the accusations, insisting the Uyghurs have been enrolled in vocational education centers and training centers under state integration and deradicalization programs.
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