US Senator Marco Rubio is a vocal critic of China’s human rights record. Photo: TNS

Marco Rubio urges US Congress to pass Uygur bill to counter China’s crackdown in Xinjiang

  • Republican senator says human rights issues should not be overlooked for the trade deal or ‘intermingled’ with geopolitical issues
  • Analyst sees proposed legislation as mostly symbolic and ‘separate to trade talks’
Topic |   Xinjiang

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US Senator Marco Rubio is a vocal critic of China’s human rights record. Photo: TNS
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.