UK bans Chinese envoy from House; Beijing slams cowardly move

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China's Ambassador to the UK Zheng Zeguang has been barred from UK Parliament over sanctions imposed on some British MPs for their remarks on alleged human rights violations against Uyghur minorities
China's Ambassador to the Zheng Zeguang has been barred from the Parliament over sanctions imposed on some British MPs for their remarks on alleged human rights violations against Uyghur minorities in Xinjiang, triggering an angry condemnation from the Chinese Embassy here.

Zeguang was due to attend a meeting organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on recently, but a letter from the sanctioned members of Parliament and House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle resulted in its cancellation.

The letter flagging the meeting was signed by Conservative Party MPs Ian Duncan Smith, Tim Loughton, Nusrat Ghani and the Chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat among those on the sanctions list.

In their letter, the MPs argued: The Chinese government has so far made no attempt to reverse the sanctions, which are a tool to criminalise individuals and…
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