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China’s Kashgar to mass test 4.7 million residents after reporting 138 new asymptomatic cases

China once again is mass testing an entire city for the coronavirus amid a regional outbreak in Xinjiang province. Around 4.7 million residents of Kashgar are being tested, with 138 asymptomatic cases found so far. China has been largely successful in bringing infection rates down, but there continue to be small outbreaks. Xinjiang is home […]

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United States imposes sanctions against Chinese officials for human right violations against Uyghur Muslims and other minorities

The Donald Trump administration has taken action against Chinese government officials for their involvement in human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region, where Uyghur Muslims and other minority groups are suspected to have been detained and tortured. Those in the target list include Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party secretary for the region. On Thursday, the […]

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Donald Trump signs legislature calling for sanctions on China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

China threatened retaliation after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighurs, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention. The bill, which Congress passed with only one “no” vote, was intended to send China […]