China sanctions 10 Europeans in retaliation for measures over Uighur persecution

China announces sanctions on 10 Europeans including parliamentarians and scholars, as well as four entities, in retaliation against the EU’s approval of sanctions over Beijing’s crackdown on the Uighur minority.

“This move, based on nothing but lies and disinformation, disregards and distorts facts,” says China’s foreign ministry in a statement, adding that it is a gross interference in its internal affairs.