Trump considering to sanction Chinese officials because of human rights violations

download (2)U.S. weighs sanctions against Chinese officials over Muslim detention camps

Source: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies to punish Beijing’s detention of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs and other minority Muslims in large internment camps, according to current and former American officials.

The economic penalties would be one of the first times the Trump administration has taken action against China because of human rights violations. United States officials are also seeking to limit American sales of surveillance technology that Chinese security agencies and companies are using to monitor Uighurs throughout northwest China.

Discussions to rebuke China for its treatment of its minority Muslims have been underway for months among officials at the White House and the Treasury and State Departments. But they gained urgency two weeks ago, after members of Congress asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose sanctions on seven Chinese officials.

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  1. This bigotry and prejudice against these groups has been going on for years, not only with Xi and China, but also US and Russia. America, it is never too late to repent. Moral authority has to be earned , and after all that Trump has done and all the detention centres in the US it’s hard to believe that this is not divert attention from his own misdeeds with the Muslims being held in the detention centres. Sad and disappointing.

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