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US weighs sanctions against Chinese officials over Muslim detention camps

The economic penalties would be one of the first times the Trump administration has taken action against China because of human rights violations

Edward Wong | NYT 

The Donald 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. US officials are also seeking to limit American sales of surveillance technology that Chinese security agencies and companies are using to monitor ...

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 03:32 IST
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