China: The Governor of the western region of Xinjiang, China, Erkin Tuniyaz, has cancelled his visit to Britain this week after receiving a backlash from the Member of Parliament abuses over alleged human rights in the region, as per the UK (United Kingdom) Foreign Office.
As per the updates, “If Chinese governor Erkin Tuniyaz visited this week, we would have been looking forward to meeting him with his delegation to raise concern over the arising situation of human rights in Xinjiang,” said British officials.
The officials further added that the plans were affected and backlashed by the politicians who underlined human rights violations against Uyghur Muslins in the region. UK Spokesperson said, “We completely understand the decision of governor Xinjiang to cancel his visit to the UK.”
In addition, “The government of the UK will continue to adapt and use potential opportunities to take necessary actions against the unacceptable violation and abuses of human rights carried forward by China in Xinjiang.”
Furthermore, Beijing has also been accused of abuses against the Uyghur community by rights groups. It was conveyed that the abuses are committed mainly towards the ethnic minority, which numbers around 10 million in the region, including the use of forced labour in internment camps in a mass amount.
China has also been allegedly accused of forcefully sterilising the women in the Xinjiang province. On the other hand, the Parliament of Britain has issued the treatment of the Uyghurs amounts to genocide, but the administration has reported that it will not make a major determination.
Moreover, the United States has come forward to sanction Tuniyaz, whereas Britain still needs to. “Tuniyaz was not required to travel on a visa but on a diplomatic passport,” said a foreign office official. Notably, China has denied the allegations.
“Tuniyaz has not been invited and welcomed by Britain and would not have been ‘dignified’ with a meeting among ministers, but the authorities were prepared to meet him on the part of “robust engagement” over human rights violations.
On Monday, Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith accused Tuniyaz of murder while attending a protest outside the Foreign Office.
Duncan Smith told protesters and disrupters: “We do not welcome people who murder and exploit other people. Government should act above everything.
“There is no negotiation and communications until China stops its unethical doing and restores the human rights, freedoms and privileges for the people of Xinjiang who are Uyghur.”