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China establishes special group for sanctions prevention law

Beijing [China], June 12 (ANI): China establishes a leading group to coordinate and enforce recently passed sanctions prevention legislation to counter growing western pressure on many issues, including human rights and trade. To do.

It will be established under the Anti-Sanctions Act passed Thursday by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that the law, which came into force immediately, requires thorough retaliation against individuals, their families and organizations responsible for imposing foreign sanctions on China.

Those on the list may be denied or revoked visas or expulsions, seized and frozen assets in China, blocked or restricted transactions or cooperation with Chinese individuals or groups in China, or other unspecified “needs”. You may face measures such as “Measures”.

The law establishes a mechanism for “overall planning and coordination” of sanctions. The relevant departments of the state legislature strengthen coordination and information sharing, and determine and implement relevant measures according to their responsibilities and tasks.

Chinese experts involved in the legislative talks said the section referred to the establishment of a major group of representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce, as well as the National Development and Reform Commission.

“To form an integrated task force for law enforcement, we need a working mechanism between departments,” said Tian Feilong, an associate professor at the Law School of Northern Han University. “Major groups will coordinate anti-foreign sanctions and consolidate law enforcement resources,” said Tam. Under Article 6 of the new law, Beijing’s retaliation measures may include refusal to apply for a visa or entry into China. Even visa holders may declare their documents invalid and deport them.

In addition, tangible and intangible assets of individuals may be frozen or remanded, and institutions may be restricted from conducting transactions with eligible individuals or organizations. The law also provides that no one in the country can help foreign countries implement discriminatory measures, SCMP reported.

Individuals and organizations affected by the sanctions may file complaints in mainland courts, Tam added.

This happened after the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and urged retaliation from Beijing.

China has traditionally used a variety of means to respond to the pressure of foreign sanctions. In January, the Commerce Department announced a “blocking law” that requires Chinese companies to report on foreign regulations on economic and trade activities.

According to SCMP, foreign companies were concerned about the lack of transparency in the legislative process and its potential impact on Chinese business. Analysts said Chinese companies need to be aware that they are linked to foreign entities under Chinese sanctions. (ANI)

China establishes special group for sanctions prevention law

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