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Trump OKs bill to punish China over Uighur ethnic crackdown

President Donald Trump signed legislation on June 17 that seeks to punish China for a crackdown on ethnic minorities, even as a new book by former...

The Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 passed with overwhelming support from Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

  • WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
  • Hurriyet

Trump signed it with no ceremony, issuing a statement in which he said a sanctions provision intruded on executive authority and he would regard it as non-binding.

Still, Uighur activists see the approval as an important step.

It is the first time any government has sought to punish China for a…

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