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London: A group of Chinese MPs have been denied permission to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II (96) of England passed away at Balmoral Palace in Scotland on the 8th. The Queen’s body lies in state for public tribute at Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament in the capital, London.
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In this context, a group of 7 people, including 5 MPs from China, sought permission to pay homage to the Queen’s body. There are reports that they were denied permission.
There have been reports of torture against Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province. The UK government imposed a ban on certain Chinese officials over the issue.
In response, the Chinese government banned 9 UK individuals and 4 companies. Sir Ian Duncan Smith, the former leader of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party, is among the nine individuals banned in China. China has also blacklisted 4 MPs belonging to the ruling party. Due to the ban, they cannot enter areas under the Chinese government’s borders.
In response to this issue, Chinese MPs are said to have been denied permission to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth.
The spokesperson of the Chinese government said, “We have not received any official information that the Chinese team has been denied permission. “The UK government should respect royal practices,” he said.
British government sources say, “The Queen’s body has been kept in the Parliament complex. Permission to enter the premises must be obtained from the Speaker of Parliament, Sir Lindsey Hoyle. The government has nothing to do with the issue of the Chinese group,” they explained.
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place on the 19th. The UK government has invited world leaders to participate in this. An invitation letter has also been sent to Chinese President Xi Jinping. But it seems that he will not attend the funeral.
Invitations were not sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of North Korea, Belarus, Myanmar and Iran. It is expected that more than 7.5 lakh people will pay tribute till the 19th.