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EU under fire over plans to meet Xinjiang governor

February 11, 2023 00:00:00

BRUSSELS, Feb 10 (AFP): The EU faced criticism Friday over planned meetings with the governor of China's Xinjiang region during his visit to Brussels and London that also stirred complaints in Britain.

Erkin Tuniyaz, who is sanctioned by the United States over Xinjiang's treatment of its Muslim Uyghur minority, is expected to travel to Europe later this month.

Human Rights Watch said the EU and Britain "should be investigating and imposing sanctions on Tuniyaz and other top Chinese officials for their role in crimes against humanity".

"The UK and EU should not be drawn into meetings with senior Xinjiang officials so that China can whitewash its atrocities in the Uyghur region," it said.

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