U.S. Sanctions Chinese Company, People Over Uighur Abuses

July 31, 2020, 3:15 PM

The U.S. sanctioned a Chinese entity and two individuals for “serious human rights abuses” against Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, the latest sign of strained ties between Washington and Beijing.

The sanctions, authorized under the Magnitsky Act, include Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and one current and one former official from the company, the Treasury Department said in a statement released Friday.

“As previously stated, the United States is committed to using the full breadth of its financial powers to hold human rights abusers accountable in Xinjiang and across the world,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the statement, referring...

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