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‘We will respond in kind’: China’s ambassador warns Australia not to join Xinjiang sanctions

Cheng Jingye hosted a media event at his residence in Canberra that included a two-hour video conference with officials in Xinjiang

China’s ambassador to Australia has warned that Beijing would respond “in kind” if Canberra followed other countries in imposing sanctions against its officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

The ambassador, Cheng Jingye, said people should not be under the illusion “that China would swallow the bitter pill” of meddling in its internal affairs, nor attempts to mount a “pressure” campaign.

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