For the first time in more than 30 years, the EU has taken punitive action against Chinese officials. This is the result of China’s human rights abuses against the Muslim minority Uyghurs in the northwestern province of Xinjiang. In response, China added EU politicians and academics to its list of sanctions, including the D66 MP.
Sanctions against China were already coming Last week. They were confirmed in Brussels today by the 27 foreign ministers of the EU member states. Punishment means that an organization and four Chinese individuals will be added to the detention list. It is about four high-ranking officials in Xinjiang. They will be barred from entering and their property will be frozen.
Uighurs and other minorities are systematically oppressed in China. They are being held in prison camps and detention centers in Xinjiang, which the Chinese refer to as ‘re-education camps’.
Have witnesses Reports Properly about imprisonment, rape, forced contraception and torture. According to international analysts, China is to blame in the region Genocide. In the Netherlands, the House of Representatives branded human rights abuses last month Genocide.
The EU last imposed sanctions on China in 1989, when the Chinese government’s bloody end to a peaceful student uprising in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 4. The death toll can range from a few hundred to several thousand.
As a result of the assassination, the European Union and the United States imposed an arms embargo on China, which is still in effect.
D66’er Sjoerdsma on the permit list
China’s Foreign Ministry has called on the EU to respond to sanctions in a blatant violation of “international law” and not to interfere in China’s internal affairs.
The country has allowed ten individuals and four organizations into the EU “for damaging China’s sovereignty and interests and for spreading malicious information and lies.” Among them is the D66 MP. Sjord Sjortsma also joined earlier Critically How China deals with Uyghurs and called for it Olympic Winter Games It will not take place in China next year.
He also called for a parliamentary inquiry into Chinese intervention in Dutch society, including economic intelligence and the Dutch education system.
In addition to Szortsma, five members of the European Parliament, two members of the European Parliament, two European academics and four organizations are on the list of people and organizations that have criticized the policies of the Chinese government. Individuals and their families are not allowed to enter China and they and their affiliates and companies are not allowed to do business with China.
Szortsma was also used by Russia last year Sanctions are on the list. A delegation of parliamentarians was scheduled to visit the country, but Szortsma declined in his own words due to his critical attitude towards Moscow, for example in the MH17 file. Then the whole delegation decided not to leave.
“Introvert. Communicator. Tv fanatic. Typical coffee advocate. Proud music maven. Infuriatingly humble student.”