HomeWorldMiddle EastChinese Governor Erkin Tuniyaz cancels UK visit after backlash in Xinjiang

Chinese Governor Erkin Tuniyaz cancels UK visit after backlash in Xinjiang

Published on

spot_img

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.”

Latest articles

Minister Ernest Hilaire: Saint Lucia will not surrender to crime

Ernest Hilaire released a statement against crimes in the nation and issued a strict warning against the criminals.

Cristiano Ronaldo Faces Potential Ban and Fine After Taunting Rival Fans with Gesture

Ronaldo, who was part of the Al-Nassr squad that secured a hard-fought 3-2 away victory over Al-Shabab, faced relentless jeering and chants from the home supporters throughout the game

Palestinian Authority Resignation Signals Shift Amid Gaza Crisis

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh tendered his resignation alongside his government, marking...

Bahrain and Kuwait Secure Victories in ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers

The day kicked off with Bahrain locking horns with Thailand at TCG in what proved to be a riveting clash. Opting to field first, Bahrain's decision paid dividends as they restricted Thailand to a modest total of 150 runs

More like this

Minister Ernest Hilaire: Saint Lucia will not surrender to crime

Ernest Hilaire released a statement against crimes in the nation and issued a strict warning against the criminals.

Cristiano Ronaldo Faces Potential Ban and Fine After Taunting Rival Fans with Gesture

Ronaldo, who was part of the Al-Nassr squad that secured a hard-fought 3-2 away victory over Al-Shabab, faced relentless jeering and chants from the home supporters throughout the game

Palestinian Authority Resignation Signals Shift Amid Gaza Crisis

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh tendered his resignation alongside his government, marking...