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The Dept of Commerce has added more than a dozen Chinese companies to its Entity List on human rights violations, which means the companies can't access US-origin technology & commodities.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday asserted that Beijing under President Xi Jinping is testing the world to see if anyone is going to stand up to its threats and bullying.
China is likely to object strongly to the sanctions. However, it's unlikely to have a major impact on those targeted as there’s faint chances of them having financial ties with US.
The first indication of what awaits Pakistan for its blind support to China was the manner in which the EU banned Pakistan International Airlines from landing in Europe.
The bill condemns the internment of more than 1 million Uighurs and imposes sanctions on China over human rights abuses against Muslim minorities.
Mike Pompeo imposed visa ban on Chinese govt leaders & Communist Party officials found involved in abuse of Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs & other minority Muslims.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman defended China’s right to conduct ‘anti-terrorism’ and US yet to impose sanctions.
The restrictions on Uighur Muslims are linked to a large surveillance programme that is being tested by the Chinese government.