Biden pressed for tough response to China’s repression of Uighurs


March 1, 2021

US lawmakers and human rights activists are pressing Joe Biden to make a tough response to China’s repression of 1m Uighurs in Xinjiang, which Antony Blinken, secretary of state, has called “genocide”.

Republicans have introduced a slew of resolutions calling on the International Olympic Committee to rebid the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Some are urging the US president and the US Olympic Committee to boycott the games unless they are moved to another country.

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