China slams EU parliament over Uighur sanctions resolution

Beijing on Friday accused the European Parliament of hypocrisy, after a resolution called for targeted sanctions against Chinese officials over…

Beijing on Friday accused the European Parliament of hypocrisy, after a resolution called for targeted sanctions against Chinese officials over the treatment of the Uighur minority.

China has faced international condemnation for rounding up an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in internment camps in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Members of the European Parliament said on Thursday that China’s human rights record had worsened in the past year, and called for the Chinese government to “immediately end the practice of arbitrary detentions without any charge, trial or conviction”.

In response to the resolution, Beijing called for the European Parliament to “abandon their double standards on counter-terrorism” and stop “interfering in China’s internal affairs”.
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