China bans US Senators Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback over criticism

Beijing, July 13

China on Monday stated it should ban entry to US Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Representative Chris Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback over their criticism of the ruling Communist Party’s insurance policies towards minority teams and folks of religion.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying stated actions by the US had “seriously damaged China-US relations” and that China was decided to uphold its nationwide sovereignty in opposition to what it sees as interference in its inner affairs.

“China will respond further according to the development of the situation,” Hua stated.

There was no indication that any of the 4 had plans to journey to China.

The journey bans look like direct retaliation for the US imposition of sanctions on 4 Chinese officers, together with Chen Quanguo, who heads the northwestern area of Xinjiang, the place greater than 1 million members of Muslim minority teams have been incarcerated in what China phrases de-radicalization and retraining facilities.

Critics have likened the camps to prisons to which inmates are sentenced with little due course of and the place they’re compelled to denounce their faith, language and tradition and pledge allegiance to the Communist Party and its chief, Xi Jinping.

An Associated Press investigation has additionally found allegations that girls in Xinjiang’s predominantly native Uighur ethnic group had been compelled to make use of contraception or endure involuntary sterilisations. — AP

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