China said the move by British parliamentary authorities to stop addressing ambassadors and peers was “sneaky and timid” and undermined Britain’s interests.
House of Commons Chairman Lindsay Hoyle and Lord Speaker of the House of Representatives Sir McFall jointly work to prevent China’s new ambassador to the United Kingdom, Chung Sawa Hikaru, from speaking at a reception at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. rice field.
Sir Lindsey said that given that Beijing imposed sanctions on seven British people, Mr. Zeguan hosted the Commons Terrace, a group of parliamentarians and peers friendly to China, the All-Party Parliamentary China Group. He said attending the event in Beijing was not “appropriate”. politician.
He states: “I don’t think it’s appropriate for the Chinese ambassador to meet Commons real estate at our workplace when his country imposes sanctions on some of our members.
“Once these sanctions are lifted, of course this is not a problem.”
The Chinese Embassy in London said: .. ”
In March, Beijing called China, including Sir Iain Duncan Smith, Tom Tugendart, Nus Ghani, and Tim Rafton, for spreading “lie and false information” about human rights violations involving Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Sanctions have been imposed on five criticizing MPs and two other MPs. ..
At the time, the move was seen as a tit-for-tat response to British and EU sanctions against four Chinese officials associated with infringement of Uighurs.
Sir Ian and a group of authorized colleagues welcomed the move to ban Mr. Zeguan, saying that allowing diplomats in real estate was an “insult to Congress.”
“We welcome the strong principled position taken by the Speaker and the Speaker of the Aristocrats in supporting the freedom of speech of the mother of Parliament by supporting parliamentarians sanctioned by China. “In a joint statement.
But Tory lawmaker Richard Graham, head of the All-Party Parliamentary China Group and advocate for closer ties to the country, said it was “very important” to engage and hear from the new ambassador. Insisted.
“Of course, this decision is a speaker privilege and we will make a new arrangement.”
Additional report by Press Association