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Jul 13 2020
China on Monday announced sanctions against a number of U.S. officials, including Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in retaliation for legislation intended to punish senior Chinese officials over Beijing's alleged treatment of minority Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, according to multiple reports.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the sanctions against the U.S. officialsFox News (Online News)
Jun 18 2020
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China threatened retaliation after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighurs, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention.
The bill, which Congress passed with only one “no” vote, was intended to send China a strongReuters
Dec 31 2020
A number of companies and brands have been linked to labor forced on Uighur Muslims by the Chinese government, according to multiple reports.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Apple supplier Lens Technology uses Uighur workers in its factories, according to documents obtained by the Tech Transparency Project. These workers were transferred from labor camps in the Xinjiang regionThe Daily Caller
Jan 19 2021
With less than 24 hours left in office, the Trump administration on Tuesday declared that China’s violent repression against its Uighur population constituted a genocide, following widespread condemnation of the Chinese government’s campaign of mass internment, forced labor, forced sterilization, and other human rights violations against more than 1 million Muslim minorities.
The moveForeign Policy
Dec 17 2021
The Senate unanimously approved a bill on Thursday that would ban the import of goods from China’s Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove they were produced without forced labor.
The bill, formally known as The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, is expected to be signed by President Biden in the coming days. The legislation marks the White House's latest pushback against China'sWashington Times New York Times (News) BBC News
Jun 18 2020
The Chinese government has promised retaliation against the United States after President Donald Trump approved sanctioning China over the country's so-called "re-education" camps for Uighur Muslims. This comes after former Trump national security advisor John Bolton claimed in a forthcoming book that the president considered the Uighur "concentration" camps a good idea. The sanctions areAl Jazeera Reuters New York Post (News)
Feb 17 2020
Beijing (AP) — For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal medicine. In the winter, he bought coal for the poor.
But as a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer’s native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderlyAssociated Press
Jan 02 2022
Over the past year, Muslim organizations in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and elsewhere have become outspoken advocates for Uyghur Muslims, who are experiencing genocide at the hands of the Chinese government.
The big picture: Governments of many Muslim-majority countries have faced criticism for their silence in the face of China's repression, but Muslim citizens are organizing andAxios
Jun 18 2020
President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions against those responsible for the repression of Uighur Muslims in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the White House said in a statement.
The bill, which passed the US Congress with only a single 'no' vote, was intended to send China a strong message on human rights by mandating sanctions against thoseAl Jazeera
Jun 17 2020
Trump told China's president that building concentration camps for millions of Uighur Muslims was 'exactly the right thing to do,' former adviser says
President Donald Trump expressed approval of a concentration camp for Uighur Muslims in China during a private meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to former national security adviser John Bolton's upcoming memoir, "The Room Where It Happened."
In a private meeting during the 2019 G20 meeting in Japan, Trump and Xi were accompanied only by their interpreters, accordingInsider