China sanctions Americans, Canadians in tit-for-tat move over Uighur criticism

China announced tit-for-tat sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body late on Saturday, in response to sanctions imposed earlier this week by the two countries over Beijing’s treatment of Uighurs. Two members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Gayle Manchin and Tony Perkins, as well as Canadian MP Michael Chong, and a Canadian parliamentary committee on human rights, are prohibited from entering mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, the Chinese foreign ministry said. At least one million Uighurs and people from other mostly Muslim groups have b…

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