EU wants to punish China for violating human rights of Uyghur Muslim minorities in Xinjiang The Wall Street Journal Thursday from Brussels.
This is the first time the EU has imposed sanctions on communist rule since a bloody uprising in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989.
The ambassadors said the EU would like to put four officials and a so-called company on the blacklist. One of the sanctions is the travel ban for those involved. They do not have access to their assets in EU member states. The list also includes Chinese human rights abusers from Russia, North Korea and Africa.
Some European governments and the United States have branded Beijing’s actions in Xinjiang as genocide. The House of Representatives did two weeks ago. The genocide will be discussed during the first meeting between the new US Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense and the Chinese delegation in Alaska next week.
The decision to impose European sanctions was taken after lengthy negotiations, the newspaper said. The drawn-up talks reaffirmed that there are differing views on how to deal with Beijing within the EU camp, The Wall Street Journal. These measures have not yet been approved, which is expected when EU foreign ministers meet later this month.
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