Passage of Uyghur Human Rights Bill Ignites Another Backlash From Beijing

BY EVA FU
December 4, 2019
Updated: December 5, 2019

The passage of a bill opposing the Chinese regime’s human rights suppression of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang has drawn an angry response from Beijing.

This comes less than a week after President Donald Trump’s signing of two bills supporting the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong prompted a similarly strong reaction from the regime.

On Dec. 3, the House passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 by an overwhelming majority of 407 against 1. A version of the bill had passed the Senate in September. The Congress is working on a final bill to send to the president for signing or veto.

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