The EU, US, UK, Canada target China on the Uyghur abuse issue. The United States, the European Union, Canada imposed sanctions on China on Monday over alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang province. The western nations have united against China for the first time in the tenure of US President Joe Biden.
China also immediately imposed counter-sanctions on members of the European Union’s legislature, diplomats, various organizations, and families. They are not allowed to do any business in China.
According to western countries, a huge number of Uyghurs have been detained in China’s Xinjiang province. The US alleged that China has carried out genocide in Xinjiang province. But, all the allegations have been denied by Beijing.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has decided that China’s aggressive attitude will be tackled jointly with the allies. The US administration officials maintain discussions regularly with the politicians in European countries about China.
Antony John Blinken, the US Secretary of State and Diplomat told, “Despite worldwide condemnation, China continues to commit genocide and other crimes against humanity in Xinjiang province”. Blinken also told, “A united transatlantic response sends a strong message to those who violate or abuse international human rights. We will continue to take actions in cooperation with like-minded allies.”
There is a renewed uproar around the world about China’s mentality. Many say that while China’s repressive policy towards Hong Kong is being criticized, there is more evidence of China’s authoritarian attitude.
At least 1 million Uyghurs were detained in Xinjiang province – the news came to the limelight last November. Maybe any Chinese leader has leaked the information. A US daily has also leaked what Chinese President Xi Jinping has said about Uyghurs in a private speech.
China has detained at least one million Uyghurs in detention camps in the name of a policy that they not tolerate any militant activity in the country and will not support separatism in any way. Chinese President Xi Jinping is not willing to show a soft attitude towards them in any way. Many countries around the world, including the United States, have condemned the incident in China.
Everything that Xi Jinping said in private after visiting the Uyghur camp in 2014 has been leaked. At least 31 people had been killed when Uyghur militants attacked a train. Xi Jinping went to visit the camp after the incident.