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Senate Defies China Threat, Smoothing Path for Human Rights Bill

  • Bill would sanction Chinese officials for oppressing Uighurs
  • New measure includes provision House added to Senate version
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Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. Senate is rushing to approve a bill to punish China for the oppression of a Muslim ethnic group, with a bipartisan pair of senators maneuvering to get the measure to President Donald Trump as soon as possible.

Republican Senator John Cornyn and Democrat Mark Warner introduced legislation Wednesday that would control exports to China of surveillance and detention technologies. The legislation is aimed at stopping oppression of the Uighur population, concentrated in the Xinjiang province of northwest China, the senators said in a statement.