China Says US Sanctions “Seriously Damage” Relations, Promises Measures: US had slapped sanctions on China officers over crackdown on Uighurs and different Turkic Muslims. (File)

China Says US Sanctions “Seriously Damage” Relations, Promises Measures

Beijing:

China mentioned Friday it should impose tit-for-tat measures on US establishments and people who “behave badly” on Xinjiang-related points after Washington slapped sanctions on Chinese language officers over a crackdown on Uighurs and different Turkic Muslims within the area.

The Chinese language response got here after the US introduced visa bans and an property freeze on three officers, together with Chen Quanquo, the Chinese language Communist Get together chief in Xinjiang and architect of Beijing’s hardline insurance policies in opposition to restive minorities.

“The US actions significantly intervene in China’s inside affairs, significantly violate the essential norms of worldwide relations, and significantly harm China-US relations,” overseas ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian mentioned in a briefing.

“In response to the mistaken actions of the US, China has determined to impose reciprocal measures in opposition to the related US establishments and people who behave badly on Xinjiang-related points,” Zhao mentioned with out offering particulars concerning the sanctions.

Witnesses and human rights teams say that China has rounded up a couple of million Uighurs and different Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang in an unlimited brainwashing marketing campaign geared toward forcibly homogenising minorities into the nation’s Han majority.

China counters that the services are benign vocational schooling centres the place “college students” study Mandarin and job abilities in an effort to eradicate extremism following a spate of lethal violence.

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