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China Deserves New Sanctions Over Xinjiang, EU Lawmakers Say

  • Parliament’s move tied to alleged human rights violations
  • Lawmakers call for ban on goods produced by forced labor
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang province in China.

Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang province in China.

Source: Bloomberg

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European Union lawmakers pushed to bolster sanctions against Chinese officials involved in alleged human rights violations in the western region of Xinjiang.

The European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on Thursday condemning systematic repression of the Uyghur community in China, including through mass deportation, family separation, religious restrictions and the extensive use of surveillance. It called for a ban on importing goods made with forced labor.