The new Uyghur human Rights Policy Act, which passed the Senate and the House unanimously, has attracted a furious response from Beijing on Thursday, during a delicate moment, when the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in a meeting in Hawaii with the Communist Party foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi.
The network of detention centres in China to the west, where more than a million ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and Hui have been in a moment that would be held starting in 2017, has been condemned by the United Nations and other observers as a serious violation of human rights that goes well beyond what China has described as a deradicalization campaign.
In a next memory, Bolton describes a 2019 meeting between the Trumpet and Xi in Japan in which Xi defended China the construction of the camps — and Trump responded by saying Xi, it was “exactly the right thing to do”, as he tried to close a trade with the Chinese, according to a copy of Bolton’s book obtained by The Washington Post.
Trump also “pleaded” with Xi to help ensure that he would win re-election in 2020, Bolton alleged.
Trump has signed the Uyghur of the bill without ceremony, Wednesday, that the reports of Bolton account emerged. Trump later told the Wall Street Journal that his signature of the legislation proved that it was in fact difficult on China, and Bolton was a “liar.”
China’s Foreign Ministry has immediately replied to express “strong indignation” that the law interfered in the internal affairs of China. The Uighurs Act “stigmatized Xinjiang anti-terrorism, anti-secession, and deradicalization measures,” the Chinese statement said that it has warned the united States of unspecified “consequences” in retaliation”.
Highlighting the deep differences between the two governments that the relations are deteriorating sharply, the Chinese and the Americans offered divergent accounts on the topics discussed above-after a seven-hour meeting of their diplomats to Hickam Air Force Base near Honolulu.
The Chinese reading, said Yang expressed China’s willingness to work with the united States, but has issued a stern hands-off warnings about Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan, the self-ruled island China claims as its territory. Yang has accused the U.S. government of “double standards” when it came to criticizing what he described as an anti-extremism measures in Xinjiang.
“It is to be hoped that the UNITED states and China go hand in hand, to seriously implement the consensus the two heads of state, and push the relations between the two countries, to return to the track of the coordination, cooperation and stability,” Yang was quoted as saying.
The State Department, meanwhile, said that the united States have demanded greater reciprocity in trade, security and diplomatic interactions, as well as more transparency and information on the covid-19 pandemic.
Pompeo“, stressed the importance of the American interests and the need for reciprocal relations between the two nations on a commercial scale, security, and diplomatic interactions,” the statement said. “He also stressed the need for full transparency and the sharing of information to combat the current covid-19 pandemic and prevent future outbreaks.”
During this time, AMERICAN lawmakers and the Uighurs have celebrated the new law signed by Trump.
“This is a great day for the Uighurs, who for the first time, a legislative mandate has been put in place to protect their rights when they are facing an existential threat in China,” said Nury Turkel, a Uighur-American lawyer, recently appointed by the speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.
This is a time where Asset “to demonstrate his commitment to the promotion of religious freedom in China,” Turkel added, calling on the president to “apply” with targeted sanctions against the Chinese officials responsible for the camps.
The law, introduced by the Senses. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Robert Menendez (D-N. J.), requires that the UNITED states government to compile a report on the extent of Chinese repression in Xinjiang, and to provide individual targets for sanctions in the framework of the Law Magnitsky. The law gives the White House flexibility to decide if they will follow through with sanctions.
Rubio said Wednesday that Trump was a “historic step” in support of Uyghur Muslims, but there is no mention in the Bolton revelations. The democrats, meanwhile, seized the information as to criticize Trump for not being hard enough on China, even if the president’s team has done as a plank of his re-election campaign, since the outbreak of covid-19.
Father Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who has introduced a number of proposals aimed at China, including measures that would punish the officials who are undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy and penalize the telecommunications company Huawei, accused Trump and Republican senators to block his legislation.
“John Bolton has ripped off the mask,” Van Hollen said. “The president, Trump has refused to take meaningful action on Russia, China and North Korea in order to get their support for his re-election.”