The US has passed a law to freeze assets of Chinese officials who are responsible for the arbitrary detentions in the Xinjiang region.
The United States has passed a new law that would sanction Chinese officials who participated in the mass incarceration of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Beijing has criticized the new US law and stated it maliciously damage China’s policy in the Xinjiang region.
The Chinese foreign ministry said the US have to suffer all of the subsequent consequences after US President Donald Trump signed the Uighur Human Rights Act into law on Wednesday. The act was described as an interference of China’s internal affairs. China urged the US can promptly correct its misbehavior.
The new US law was passed by Congress nearly unanimously and requires the US administration to figure out which Chinese officials carry the responsibility in the massive incarceration to Uighurs and other minorities. Then, the US would freeze all assets of the officials owned in the US and not allow them to step in the state.
China activists said over one million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims are forced to wipe out their unique culture and are punished basic Islamic practices. They are locked in vocational education centers that provide an alternative to Islamic extremism.