The British government has barred Chinese Ambassador Zheng Zeguang from entering parliament due to sanctions. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle.
According to the parliamentarian, it would be inappropriate to allow the Chinese ambassador to hold meetings on the premises of the Chamber, since Beijing has imposed sanctions on several British MPs. “If these sanctions were lifted, then, of course, this would not be the issue. I am not saying that meetings cannot be held, I am only saying that they cannot be held here while these sanctions are in effect, ”concluded Hoyle.
The Chinese Embassy in London criticized the decision of the British Parliament. “This is defiant and despicable action on the part of a number of politically motivated individuals in the British Parliament that will impede normal exchanges and cooperation between China and the United Kingdom,” the diplomatic mission said.
In March, the Chinese Foreign Ministry imposed sanctions against nine individuals and four organizations from the UK “because of lies and misinformation” about the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
In early March, the Newlines Institute said the Chinese authorities had violated each of the prohibitions of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. What is happening to Muslim Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjian Uyghur region of China can be considered extermination.