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U.S. Sanctions Top Chinese Officials Over Xinjiang Abuses (3)

July 10, 2020, 2:16 AM

The U.S. sanctioned a top member of China’s ruling Communist Party and three other officials over human rights abuses in the western region of Xinjiang, a major escalation in the Trump administration’s increasingly tense rivalry with the country.

The sanctioned individuals include Chen Quanguo, the Xinjiang party secretary who sits on the 25-member Politburo, as well as Zhu Hailun, party secretary of the Xinjiang Political and Legal Committee, and the current and former directors of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau, the Treasury Department said Thursday.

Chen Quanguo
Photographer: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. move is tied to the widespread detention of Muslim Uighurs in ...