US President Donald Trump plans to sign a law to sanction Chinese officials who oppress Uighur Muslims. This was reported by Reuters on Monday, June 8, citing a knowledgeable source.
The source did not say when the document would be signed. At the same time, China denies any oppression of the Uighurs, stating that the camps, to which representatives of this nationality are sent, are necessary for the professional training of citizens.
Earlier, Beijing had already condemned any steps to adopt legislation to support the Uighurs as malicious attacks and serious interference in the internal affairs of the country.
In May, both houses of Congress passed the bill. It obliges the president to take strict measures in response to the alleged harassment of the Uighur minority in China.
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, located in northwest China, is populated by one of the country’s largest national minorities, the Uyghurs, most of whom are Muslims.
On June 1, China protested to the United States over interference in Hong Kong’s internal affairs.
On May 29, the Chinese government called on Washington to stop political manipulation of the Hong Kong National Security Bill. China is ready to take countermeasures, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
The same day, U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to impose sanctions against Chinese and Hong Kong officials, which Washington believes undermine regional autonomy.