More than 100 British lawmakers have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to impose more sanctions on Chinese officials and groups and consider Britain’s strategy for China.
On March 26, the Chinese administration sanctioned nine British and four British entities for speaking out about human rights abuses against Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. The move was a retaliation after Britain, in cooperation with its Western allies, sanctioned four Chinese officials for human rights abuses by Uighur Muslims.
so Open letter On Tuesday, 48 lawmakers and 54 peers (including former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten, Shadow Foreign Minister Lisa Nandy, and former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith) were sent to the United Kingdom. Beijing’s sanctions on lawmakers, scholars and lawyers are “more and more reflected.”Authoritative nature of [Chinese regime].. “
Apart from British individuals and groups, the Chinese administration has also sanctioned lawmakers, other individuals, and EU, Canadian, and US groups.
“This unprecedented attack on the Democratic Party representatives of the Western world deserves a strong and collaborative response,” the letter reads.
“Expanded the list of Chinese officials sanctioned for serious human rights abuses against Uighurs, including detention camp architect Chen Quanguo, and finally Magnitsky sanctions on those responsible for crackdowns and groups. It’s time to introduce. About the democratization movement in Hong Kong, “said lawmakers.
“It is clear that the so-called” golden age “of British-Chinese relations is over. We urge the Government to immediately review, publicize and implement cross-sectoral strategies on how the UK can address its growing challenges. [Chinese regime] Present to the world of democracy. “
Beijing’s National Security Act in Hong Kong came into effect on June 30, 2020, a week before Britain sanctioned Russia and Saudi Arabia with new independent sanctions.
Since then, legislators and the same skill in the art, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the Chinese Communist Party of top executives, Hong Kong Lin Teitsuki prime minister, to the Chinese officials, including China leaders Xi Jinping, the sanctions Concerning suppression of the democratic movement by the administration I’m asking the government to ask. Human rights violations against Uighur Muslims in Hong Kong and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
After disqualification and prosecution of candidates for democratization, democratic representatives in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council declined and new rules were imposed to change Hong Kong’s electoral system.
Britain’s Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said last month that Britain considers China’s administration to be “continuing to violate the Joint Declaration.”
Luo Huining, director of the Hong Kong Liaison Office in China, said at a ceremony commemorating Thursday’s “Education Day” under the National Security Act: pawn. “
No. 10 Downing Street and the Foreign, Commonwealth Development Bureau did not respond to the Epoch Times’ request for comment at the time of publication.
Alexander Zhang contributed to this report.