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U.S. House Passes Xinjiang Bill, Prompting Threat From China

  • Bipartisan bill seeks to support Uighur minority in Xinjiang
  • China vowed unspecified retaliation, complicating trade talks
Police officers patrolling in Kashgar, in China’s western Xinjiang region on June 4.
Police officers patrolling in Kashgar, in China’s western Xinjiang region on June 4.Photographer: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images
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The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, prompting Beijing to threaten possible retaliation just as the world’s two largest economies seek to close a trade deal.