The United Kingdom has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, “immediately and indefinitely,” in protest of China’s new security law in Hong Kong. They are they fourth country to do so. China, on the other hand, has expressed outrage at the decision, warning that Britain is “going the wrong way.”
The United States has imposed sanctions on several figures of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for violating the human rights of Uighurs and other Muslims. Beijing has already reacted and promises to retaliate against Washington, further increasing tension between the two largest world powers.
The US House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 on Wednesday, authorizing sanctions against Chinese officials who suppress Uighur Muslims. The bill received near-unanimous bipartisan support, by a vote of 413-1. Only Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) voted against it.
The US Commerce Department has blacklisted a slew of Chinese companies, learning institutions, and organizations. The latest development is tied to rising cases of human rights violations in the country, especially against ethnic minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Frеnсh Prеѕіdеnt Mасrоn аrrіvеd in Shаnghаі оn Monday, hоріng to promote France-China economic аnd trаdе соореrаtіоn. However, Chіnа аlѕо wаrnеd him nоt tо tаlk аbоut sensitive topics, such аѕ Hоng Kong dеmоnѕtrаtіоnѕ. Thіѕ is the ѕесоnd tіmе thаt Mасrоn has paid a state vіѕіt to Chіnа ѕіnсе he tооk оffісе. Mасrоn wіll also раrtісіраtе іn thе Intеrnаtіоnаl Import Expo. This іѕ the ѕесоnd tіmе thаt Chіnа hаѕ hоѕtеd thіѕ іmроrt fair since thе Chіnа-US trаdе wаr brоkе оut.