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Canada joins international partners in imposing new sanctions in response to human rights violations in Xinjiang

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, Canada announced it is imposing new sanctions against 4 officials and 1 entity under the Special Economic Measures (People’s Republic of China) Regulations, based on their participation in gross and systematic human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). These measures are being taken in coordination with the United States and the United Kingdom, and in solidarity with the European Union.


China sanctions

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Effective March 22, 2021, Canada is imposing sanctions against Chinese officials and a Chinese entity in response to gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in China.


Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Development and Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade on International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Government of Canada is committed to the fight against racism and systemic racial discrimination. We recognize that racism is pervasive and a lived reality for many people in this country, including Indigenous peoples and Black and Asian Canadians and many racialized communities.


Minister Ng speaks with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

| Global Affairs Canada | readouts

Minister Ng congratulated Dr. Okonjo-Iweala on her recent appointment as Director-General of the WTO, marking a historic moment as the first time that the organization has been led by both a woman and a leader from Africa.


Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on International Day of La Francophonie

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“Francophone communities across the country are at the heart of our history. Canadians are proud of our two official languages and the cultural riches they allow us to share with each other and with the rest of the world. Our government not only values their contribution but also understands that we must continue to act to protect them.”


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