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The US imposes sanctions on five Chinese companies over the persecution of Uighurs

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The administration of President Joe Biden on Tuesday imposed new trade restrictions on five Chinese entities for allegedly helping Beijing crack down on a Muslim Uyghur group, Reuters reported.

These companies “were implicated in breaches human rights and abuses in China’s campaign of repression, arbitrary mass detention and high-tech surveillance against the Uyghur people and members of other Muslim minority groups, the US Department of Commerce said. At least four companies targeted by the new restrictions belong to a Chinese manufacturer of surveillance cameras. to the list of sanctioned entities means that US suppliers must obtain a special and hard-to-obtain license before they can supply goods to these companies.

Repression of the Uyghurs in China

Experts UN have drawn attention in recent years to credible reports of over 1 million Uyghurs and other Muslims being held in Xinjiang (an autonomous region of Chinawhere the Uyghurs live – PAP) in extra-legal re-education camps, where they are indoctrinated, physically and mentally tormented.

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According to the government USA the Chinese authorities are committing genocide in Xinjiang, which was the reason for the announcement by the president’s administration Joe Biden diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics. Beijing denies all these allegations and describes the allegations of human rights violations in Xinjiang as “the biggest lies of the century.”

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