‘They Are an Attempt to Silence Us’: Commons Committee Unanimously Condemns Beijing’s Sanctions


  • April 1, 2021
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A House of Commons committee voted unanimously Wednesday to condemn Beijing's sanctioning of a member of Parliament and a parliamentary subcommittee. Members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development said they “stand in solidarity” with Conservative MP Michael Chong, after Beijing announced sanctions against him and the Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights on March 27. Both Chong and the subcommittee have been instrumental in investigating and calling out the human rights abuses of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang by the Chinese regime. Liberal MP Ruby Sahota tabled the motion to "strongly condemn" China's sanctions, saying they “represent an affront to Canada's democracy and parliamentary system.” “These sanctions are nothing more than retaliatory measures taken which I feel are unacceptable and unjustified,” Sahota said during the meeting. “We think that there should be a united and clear stance taken by parliamentarians, and especially by this committee first and ...