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Washington Post - Trump finally imposed sanctions on China for cracking down on Muslim minorities

2019-10-11T09:31:08.950Z



Under the headline `` Finally some consequences for Chinese concentration camps, '' the Washington Post opened its editorial today, saying that the Trump administration has recently imposed sanctions on some of the most important government and commercial institutions that enable and implement the Beijing campaign to eradicate the culture and language of more than a million Uighur and other Turkish Muslims in Xinjiang.

The administration says it has barred some Chinese officials who are repressing from obtaining visas.

The paper commented that these measures were necessary and awaited for a long time, and that they should continue as long as China put Uighurs and other Muslims in the concentration camps.

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Sanctions imposed by the US Department of Commerce have affected the Bureau of Public Security and its branches and eight companies in Xinjiang for their involvement in what it called China's crackdown, arbitrary arrests and sophisticated technological surveillance.
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The sanctions, imposed by the US Department of Commerce, have affected the Office of Public Security and its branches and eight companies in Xinjiang for their involvement in what it called "China's crackdown, arbitrary arrest and sophisticated technological surveillance."

According to Radio Free Asia, the sanctions included Hikvision and Dahua Technology, the world's leading video surveillance products, iFlytek voice recognition software manufacturers, SenseTime, Yitu Technologies and Xiamen Meiya Pico Information, which specializes in forensic data analysis and nanotechnology.

The procedures will undoubtedly criminalize some of the companies involved in facial recognition and industrial intelligence, which rely on trade relations and materials from the West, the Post said.

It is hoped that the names of individuals subject to the visa ban will not be made public, and it is hoped that they will include Chen Kwango, secretary of the Communist Party in the region, who oversaw efforts to coerce Uighurs and other Muslims into submission camps to eliminate their ethnic traditions and language. Chen had earlier led efforts to crush dissent in Tibet.

Technology companies are listed because China has used Shenyang as a kind of test zone for massive intrusive electronic surveillance of Uighurs, the paper said.

Will such sanctions succeed? She said the Chinese reaction says it is important. Foreign Ministry spokesman Jing Shuang bluntly replied: "Shenyang has no so-called US-led human rights issue. US accusations are just pretexts for its intervention."

Sanctions must continue now to be truly painful. In the midst of a trade war with China, Trump had indifferently told President Xi Jinping that the United States would remain silent on any campaign against pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, which she said was an unfortunate mistake and should not be repeated in Shenyang.

China is not allowed to eradicate and erase people's heritage from memory with impunity.

Source: aljazeera

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