The Wion 23 March 2021
After the US, the EU, Britain, and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials for excesses against Muslims in Xinjiang region, China hit back at the countries with sanctions of their own.
Soon after the coordinated western sanctions, China responded with sanctions of their own, mostly targeting the EU – including diplomats, institutes, families, lawmakers. The sanctions now prevent EU from doing business with China.
Multiple reports over the last year have shed light on human rights abuses taking place in northwestern China, where Muslim Uighur are reportedly kept in mass detention camps.
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