Sino-File

Not welcome in Westminster

“I do not feel it’s appropriate for the ambassador for China to meet on the Commons estate and in our place of work when his country has imposed sanctions against some of our members”

Lindsay-Hoyle-w

Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle on his decision to ban Zhang Zeguan, the Chinese ambassador to the UK, from parliament. It was in response to Chinese sanctions against five MPs and two peers who alleged human rights abuses by Beijing in Xinjiang. The Chinese embassy said of Hoyle’s ban that it was a “despicable and cowardly action”.


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