China sanctions US, Canadian individuals and entities over Xinjiang

Beijing (AFP) – China announced tit-for-tat sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body late Saturday, in response to sanctions imposed earlier this week by the two countries over Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs. 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 Uyghurs and people from other mostly Muslim …

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