The EU on Wednesday consented to some other bundle of sanctions on four Chinese people and one thing, whose titles will be made public following proper endorsement by EU foreign ministers on March 22, as a part of a sanctions listing planning to punish several nations over human rights abuses.

Those sanctions are regarded as the initial sanctions against Beijing as an EU arms embargo in 1989 after the Tiananmen Square crackdown, which remains in place now. But their adoption marks a substantial hardening from the EU’s policy towards China.

The Chinese sanctions concern that the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims from the western region of Xinjiang. Based on activists and UN human rights specialists, at 1 million Muslims are being arrested in camps in the region and, allegedly, being subject to torture, forced labour and non-consensual sterilizations.

The Chinese assignment republished remarks on Twitter concerning the new sanctions created on Tuesday by China’s ambassador Zhang Ming stating that Beijing wouldn’t alter its policies. Ming also cautioned the”sanctions based on lies may be interpreted as a deliberate assault on China’s development and security.”

The Chinese assignment stated on Twitter:

We need dialogue, not confrontation. We request the EU side to think two. If some insist on confrontation, then we’re not going to back down, as we don’t have any choices apart from fulfilling our duties to the people.”

China has denied that the allegations by stating the nation is attempting to combat religious extremism and its own camps deliver vocational training. Though Beijing has on several occasions encouraged EU ambassadors into Xinjiang, these visits never occurred as a result of rigorous conditions and tracking set by Chinese governments.

He had been awarded that the European Parliament’s human rights prize in 2019.

The EU’s complete sanctions list of 11 titles accepted by EU ambassadors also comprises officials in Russia, Libya, South Sudan and North Korea.