China slams House’s passage of bill backing sanctions on Beijing over mass detention of Muslims
BEIJING — The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill late Tuesday that would sanction senior Chinese officials involved in the country’s mass detention of its Muslim Uighur minority, setting up another clash between Washington and Beijing at a time of broadening disputes between the two powers.
The Uighur Act cleared the House by 407 to 1 a week after President Trump signed legislation that would sanction Chinese and Hong Kong officials involved in human rights abuses in the protest-racked financial hub.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would aim to close mass detention camps for China's Uighur Muslim community. More here: https://t.co/J5Kjam8Tk4 pic.twitter.com/s7eC5aafFy— Reuters (@Reuters) December 4, 2019