The Canadian parliament passed a resolution on Monday that the Chinese authorities’ treatment of the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang province is genocidal, the MTI writes.
The proposal for a resolution was put to the vote by all Members except Justin trudeau the Prime Minister and members of his government because they did not vote. Although the decision is not binding, it calls on the government to act. The resolution also calls on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to relocate the 2022 Winter Olympics venue from Beijing.
An unnamed senior government official told the AP news agency that the foreign minister would explain the government’s position on the issue, but predicted that a parliamentary resolution would not necessarily work in China and that Canada needed to cooperate with its international allies and with partners. Trudeau and Joe Biden there will be a hearing between the US president on Tuesday, and this will include the Western countries’ relationship with China, he added.
Erin O’Toole, leader of the opposition Conservative Party said:
They suffer in reality in China (the Uyghurs). Genocide is going on there. Our values, however, are not sellers. Mr Trudeau should also have sent this message today (to Beijing), but he failed.
Bow Pej-vu, China ‘s Ottawa ambassador denied in a newspaper interview that genocide was taking place in his country.
Western countries are not in a position to judge the human rights situation in China
– He told.
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