The notion of inviting President Xi Jinping to the memorial service at Westminster Abbey on Monday has been denounced by the former leader of the Conservative Party, Sir Iain Duncan Smith.
It has been denounced as well as Tom Tugendhat, Nus Ghani, and Tim Loughton. They were all sanctioned by the Chinese government. They were prevented from entering the country a year ago for their starring role in denouncing the persecution of Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Sir Iain: This is Project Kowtow Again
This was “Project Kowtow yet again,” Sir Iain told Politico, adding it was “astounding” that officials of the homicidal dictatorship would be allowed at the funeral.
Rogers emphasized his own history of conflict with Beijing. He mentioned the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, for which he is deputy chairman, was one of the organizations that received sanctions from China, in addition to the MPs.
In addition, Rogers faced a prison term under the National Security Law enforced by Beijing. He was expelled from the former British colony in 2017 for his advocacy on behalf of the citizens of Hong Kong.
Jinping Leads an Inhumane Regime
“I want to avoid seeing Xi Jinping or any official of his brutal, illegal, inhumane regime in Hong Kong today.”
“I have spent numerous hours having to hear first-hand the witness statements from the surviving victims of the Uyghur genocide, acts of terror in Tibet, persecution of Christians, and forced organ harvesting.”
“I’ve heard about challenges to Taiwan, the clampdown on civil society, discord in China itself, and the complete tearing down of Hong Kong’s freedoms.
The qualities that are the antithesis of the Chinese system, such as human dignity, liberty, intelligence, compassion, and civil good were all exemplified by Queen Elizabeth II, according to Rogers.
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He said, “The invitation ought to be rescinded entirely.”
All foreign leaders who represent nations having diplomatic connections to the UK, including the tyrannical North Korean regime, have indeed been invited to the memorial.
Russia, Belarus, and the military junta-run government in Burma (Myanmar) have not received invitations, though.
Given that Xi Jinping just returned from his first foreign trip since the commencement of the Chinese coronavirus crisis last week, it is unknown if he will attend the ceremony in person.
Wang Qishan, the vice president of the communist government in Beijing, is anticipated to replace him in London.
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The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, supposedly forbade Chinese officials from trying to enter the Palace of Westminster.
This is where the British parliament is located, whilst the Queen is laying at rest. Chinese officials are forbidden, despite the fact it seems like the Chinese delegation will be accepted at the memorial service in Westminster Abbey.