An Uygur woman on a scooter fetches school children as they ride past a picture of China’s President Xi Jinping joining hands with a group of Uygur elders in 2018. Photo: AP An Uygur woman on a scooter fetches school children as they ride past a picture of China’s President Xi Jinping joining hands with a group of Uygur elders in 2018. Photo: AP
An Uygur woman on a scooter fetches school children as they ride past a picture of China’s President Xi Jinping joining hands with a group of Uygur elders in 2018. Photo: AP
Australia

Why Australia and New Zealand issued their own statement on US-led China sanctions

  • Canberra and Wellington clarified they were not imposing penalties of their own, after being briefly included in Washington’s statement announcing coordinated sanctions
  • However, they have backed the move, and say there is clear evidence of human rights abuses in the region, including sterilisation and restrictions on freedom of religion

Topic |   Australia
An Uygur woman on a scooter fetches school children as they ride past a picture of China’s President Xi Jinping joining hands with a group of Uygur elders in 2018. Photo: AP An Uygur woman on a scooter fetches school children as they ride past a picture of China’s President Xi Jinping joining hands with a group of Uygur elders in 2018. Photo: AP
An Uygur woman on a scooter fetches school children as they ride past a picture of China’s President Xi Jinping joining hands with a group of Uygur elders in 2018. Photo: AP
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