China condemns the summoning of its envoys after imposed sanctions

In many areas of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, machines are used to harvest cotton. [Photo/Xinhua]
Hua Chunying, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman recently stated that China does not accept some European countries’ unjustifiable practice of summoning Chinese envoys while accusing the EU of engaging in hegemony and hypocrisy, China Daily reports.

Hua Chunying made the remark as Denmark, Finland, and other European countries recently called Chinese Ambassadors to lodge representations after China announced sanctions as countermeasures against the EU for its sanctions on four Chinese individuals and one entity over issues related to Human Rights violations against the Uygurs.

“The EU side is playing double standards as it only allows itself to arbitrarily smear and attack others, and even arbitrarily imposes sanctions based on fake information and lies, but does not allow China to talk back or hit back,” Chunying Hua said.

The Foreign Spokeswoman added that China does not provoke trouble but China is not afraid of trouble.

Last week The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Chinese ambassador to Denmark, Feng Tie to a meeting while the Chinese Ambassador to Helsinki Chen Li was also summoned to the Finnish Foreign Ministry over the Xinjiang situation and Beijing’s decision to impose sanctions against several European officials and entities

Answering on the EU parliament’s cancelation of a meeting next week to discuss a bilateral investment agreement between China and the EU, Hua Chunying said the deal is not a gift or a blessing given by one side to the other but is mutually beneficial.

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