Trump signs bill calling for sanctions over China treatment of Uighur Muslims

  18 June 2020    Read: 577
Trump signs bill calling for sanctions over China treatment of Uighur Muslims

U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions against those responsible for repression of Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province, the White House said in a statement, AzVision.az reports quoting Reuters. 

The bill, which passed the U.S. Congress nearly unanimously, was intended to send China a strong message on human rights by mandating sanctions against those responsible for oppression of members of China’s Muslim minority. 

The United Nations estimates that more than a million Muslims have been detained in camps in Xinjiang. 

Trump issued a “signing statement” saying that some of the bill’s sanctions requirements might limit his constitutional authority as president to conduct diplomacy so he would regard them as advisory, not mandatory.


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