The US Home of Representatives has handed a invoice to counter what it calls “arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment” of Uighur Muslims in China.
The invoice requires “focused sanctions” on members of the Chinese language authorities – and particularly names the Communist Occasion secretary within the Xinjiang autonomous area, Chen Quanguo.
The invoice nonetheless must be accepted by the Senate and President Trump.
China’s overseas ministry insisted Xinjiang was an “inner affair”.
The passing of the invoice comes simply days after Mr Trump signed into regulation a invoice that helps pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong – resulting in condemnation from China.,
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The invoice was handed by 407 to 1 within the Home of Representatives on Tuesday evening.
The aim of the invoice is “to handle gross violations of universally recognised human rights, together with the mass internment of over 1,000,000 Uighurs”.
The invoice is predicted to ramp up tensions as China and the US proceed to be locked in an ongoing commerce warfare.
Rights teams say that tens of hundreds of Muslims are detained in high-security jail camps throughout Xinjiang.
However the Chinese language authorities has persistently claimed the camps within the far western Xinjiang area provide voluntary schooling and coaching.
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China had earlier this week suspended visits by US Navy ships and aircrafts to Hong Kong after the US handed the Human Rights and Democracy Act into regulation.
China’s overseas ministry stated it “urged the US… [to] cease interfering in our inner affairs”.