A screen showing images of Chinese President Xi Jinping towers over people in Kashgar, in China’s western Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

Mike Pompeo accuses China of ‘enormous rights violations’ in Xinjiang

  • Secretary of state says the US will keep raising treatment he says is not in the best interests of the world or China
  • ‘Xi Jinping leads the country’ and ‘is responsible for the things that happen in your name’, Pompeo says
Topic |   Xinjiang

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A screen showing images of Chinese President Xi Jinping towers over people in Kashgar, in China’s western Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited a “highly repressive campaign” against Muslim minorities by Chinese officials. Photo: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post

US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over ‘brutal suppression’ of Uygurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, citing ‘internment camps’

  • Sanctions target those ‘believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uygurs, Kazakhs or other members of Muslim minorities’
  • Announcement is made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited a “highly repressive campaign” against Muslim minorities by Chinese officials. Photo: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post
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