The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union have announced sanctions against Chinese Communist Party officials for human rights violations in Xinjiang. In response, Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, said, “Don’t get the illusion that “the whole world is sanctioning China (CCP),” because they do not represent the world. Hu’s remarks sparked mockery from netizens.
On March 22, the EU announced sanctions against CCP officials and entities for human rights violations in Xinjiang, including Wang Junzheng, Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, Chen Mingguo, head of the Xinjiang Public Security Department, Zhu Hailun, former Secretary of the Xinjiang Political and Legal Committee, Wang Mingshan, Minister of Politics and Law of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and the Public Security Bureau of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. They will be subject to travel bans and asset freezes
This is the first Time since the EU imposed an arms embargo on the CCP after the June 4 incident in 1989 that sanctions have been imposed on the CCP for human rights violations. Among them. In response to the EU’s sanctions, the Chinese Communist Party’s Foreign Ministry imposed retaliatory sanctions on Monday (22) against 10 EU personnel and four entities.
Reuters reported on the 23rd that after the EU announced sanctions, Canada and Britain followed suit. In addition to the sanctions announced last year against Xinjiang Party Secretary Chen Guanguo, the U.S. has added sanctions against Chen Mingguo, vice chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region government and head of the Public Security Bureau, and Wang Junzheng, deputy secretary of the Xinjiang Party Committee and party secretary of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
In response, Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, declared in a microblog post in the early hours of March 23 that whoever infringes on the interests of the CPC and interferes in its internal affairs will return the favor with a tooth. It also said that sanctioning the CCP together gives the illusion that the whole world is sanctioning the CCP. He also said that the United States, Canada, Britain and the European Union do not represent the world, and that their set of not only China (CPC) does not eat, but also not welcome in the world.
Hu Xijin’s remarks drew mockery from Twitter users, some of whom said that he was a wolf to the U.S. and the EU, but immediately became a pug to Russia.
A netizen followed up with a message saying, “Treating Russia, which occupies the most territory in China, as a daddy and the US, which helps China the most, as an enemy, is worse than a beast!” “One day when the master does not like Russia, Hu Hangpan will immediately change his face: Rakshasa wolves and ambitious, I have seen that he is not a good thing!”
There are also netizens who say, “Hu Xijin’s mouth, the ghost of deception!” “Feeling domestic from diplomats to the media to the pink, seems to be a little abnormal. And not to mention institutional values, China’s foreign trade, to the United States to the EU are surplus, that is to say, the United States and the EU are giving him money, he also made a great deal of power, horizontal, I do not know what path to count.” “The path of the stupid party, normal people can not understand.”