15 Sep. 2021 17:41
The Chinese Ambassador to Great Britain and former Deputy Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Zheng Zeguang has been banned from entering the British Parliament in the Palace of Westminster in London. The reaction from China came promptly.
The diplomatic dispute over mutual sanctions between Great Britain and China is coming to a head. The parliament in London banned the Chinese ambassador Zheng Zeguang from entering, the British media reported on Tuesday. China is now threatening to take countermeasures.
The British Parliament’s ban on the Chinese Ambassador from attending events on Parliament’s grounds reflects a narrow mindedness of some people in the UK, according to the Chinese Embassy in the UK:
“It is a short-sighted, reckless and cowardly move. We detest and condemn this in the strongest possible terms.”
China imposed sanctions on some British MPs in March for allegedly spreading “rumors and disinformation” about the autonomous province of Xinjiang in western China. The UK, like the EU and Canada, had previously imposed sanctions against China for alleged violations of human rights against the Uyghurs in the province of Xinjiang.
The British Parliament is doing nothing but retaliation by ignoring the “fundamental interests of the Chinese and British people,” according to the Chinese Embassy in London.
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