Beijing/Washington: – China has retaliated against the United States for taking harsh action against the Chinese atrocities meted out to the Uyghurs. On Monday, China imposed sanctions against three leaders including Senators Ted Cruise and Marco Rubio, one senior official and a Congressional Commission. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that this was in retaliation of the sanctions imposed by the United States on the senior leaders and government departments in Xinjiang.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying justified the Chinese sanctions by saying that the Xinjiang action is entirely an internal Chinese issue. The United States has no right to interfere in this matter. The action taken by the United States violates fundamental provisions of international relations. The US decision has severely rocked the US-China relations. China opposes US action and openly denounces it. Although China has imposed sanctions against the United States claiming to retaliate, the reaction coming from the US circles is that this is a symbolic action.
The sanctions imposed by China include sanctions against Senators Ted Cruise and Marco Rubio. Along with them, sanctions have also been imposed against Chris Smith, member of the House of Representatives and Ambassador Sam Brownback, appointed with the International Regional Freedom department. Sanctions have also been imposed on the US Congressional Commission on China, a part of the US Congress. The sanctions say that there is a ban on entry of the US lawmakers and officials into China. At the same time, a warning has been issued regarding subsequent action.
The Chinese foreign department has warned that the United States should immediately withdraw the inappropriate decision taken regarding Xinjiang. The United States should stop its activities detrimental to Chinese interests and interference in internal Chinese matters. If this continues, China will retaliate fittingly. All the three leaders facing Chinese sanctions are from President Trump’s Republican party and are known as sharp critics of China. Ted Cruise and Marco Rubio have presented many bills, targeting the Chinese communist rulers in the US Congress. Rubio had also warned that China is a long-term threat to the United States, and the relations with China should be reassessed.
Only last week, the US State Department announced a major action against the atrocities meted out by the Chinese communist regime to the Uyghurs. The sanctions target the main leaders and officials involved in the action against the Uyghurs. These include Chen Quanguo, current Communist Party Secretary of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and a member of the 19th Politburo of the Communist Party of China. The reins of the action against Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province were in the hands of Chen. It is being said that the Chinese action against the US leaders and officials is in retaliation of the sanctions imposed on Chen, one of the topmost leaders.
China has been consistently torturing Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang province over the last few years, and cognisance of these atrocities has been taken on the international level. In 2018, one of the reports published by the United Nations made a startling revelation that China has incarcerated a whopping 1.1 million Uyghur Muslims in torture camps. Following the report, the western countries started targeting China over the Uyghur issue, and the United States has taken the lead in this matter.