US prohibits entry of Chinese officials who suppress minoritiesJuly 10, 2020
The US on Thursday barred the entry of three senior Chinese Communist Party officials into the US. One of these officials is a member of the ruling party’s Politburo. The US alleges that these officials allegedly violated the human rights of religious and ethnic minorities detained in the western part of China. The US-China relationship is already deteriorating over the Corona virus epidemic, human rights violations, Hong Kong issues and trade. A day earlier, the administration announced a visa ban on Chinese officials preventing foreigners’ entry into Tibet. However, his move on Thursday has been targeted by the Chinese leadership and senior level officials and this could get a strong response from China. Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo said in a statement, “Chinese Communist Party Uigars, The ethnic Kazakhs and other minority groups of Xinjiang are violating human rights, so America will not sit silent. He is seeking arbitrary mass detention, forcible population control and erasing their culture and Muslim faith. ‘ Following Pompeo’s statement, the Finance Department announced that additional visa restrictions have been imposed on other officials of the Chinese Communist Party responsible for all this.
Ban on these officers
The 3 officials withheld are party secretary and politburo member Chen Qianguo from Xinjiang, Uygar Autonomous Region of northwest China, Zhu Heiloon, secretary of the party’s political and legal committee in Xinjiang, and Wang Mingshan, secretary of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau. Along with these officers, their families have also been banned from entering the US.