The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday calling on President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on senior Chinese officials in response to “mass arrests” of Uighur Muslims.
The text has yet to be approved in the Senate, where he is also expected to receive significant support, before being sent to Trump.
US House votes for sanctions on Chinese officials over the Uighur treatment
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before the vote
- “Today, the dignity and rights of the Uighurs are threatened by the brutal actions of Beijing, which is an affront to the global collective conscience.”
- “We send a message to Beijing that America is watching and will not remain silent.”
Sanctions on senior Chinese officials
The text, approved in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, calls on the US president to impose
- Sanctions on top officials in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
- where human rights experts and experts accuse Beijing of holding about 1 million Uighurs in camps.
- Beijing rejects this figure and speaks of “vocational training centres” to fight extremism.
- In response to a series of bloody attacks attributed in recent years to the Igor nativity.
The bill also urges the State Department to prepare a report within one year on the situation in that region, and the Ministry of Commerce to ban some exports.
- At a time when the United States and China are in a trade war.
- So, The relations between the two countries were further strained last week by President Trump’s enactment of a law supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests.