A new US report accuses Beijing of staging a massive crackdown on religious activity in Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters

US slams China’s ‘extreme hostility’ towards religious freedom in new report, citing ‘abuse’ of Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang

  • US government condemns China’s ‘intense persecution’ of religious faiths, days before Donald Trump’s meeting with Xi Jinping at G20 summit
  • Report singles out ‘staggering scope of religious freedom abuses’
Topic |   Xi Jinping

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A new US report accuses Beijing of staging a massive crackdown on religious activity in Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters
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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is said to have held up the imposition of sanctions on Chinese officials involved in internment of Uygurs in Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters

US sanctions over Xinjiang’s Uygur internment camps are ‘ready to go’ except for Treasury hold-up due to trade war, sources say

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is ‘delaying action’ because of concerns it will disrupt tariff negotiations with China
  • Even so, some hope US VP Mike Pence could preview the sanctions next week, ahead of talks between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
Topic |   Xinjiang

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is said to have held up the imposition of sanctions on Chinese officials involved in internment of Uygurs in Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters
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