China sanctions UK businesses, MPs and lawyers in Xinjiang row

Former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith says he will wear the retaliation like a ‘badge of honour’

China has sanctioned organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom over what it called “lies and disinformation” about Xinjiang, after Britain imposed sanctions for human rights abuses in the western Chinese region.

The Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement that it sanctioned four entities and nine individuals, including the former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith and the Conservative party’s own Human Rights Commission.

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