(FinancialHealth.net) – The United States continued its crackdown on China this week. This time, officials went after companies accused of violating the human rights of Uyghurs in the country. The move comes weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration announced sanctions on officials in the country for their treatment of ethnic minorities.
On July 9, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned former and current Chinese officials. On Monday, July 20, the US Commerce Department added 11 of the country’s companies to an economic blacklist because of their role in the treatment of the Uyghur Muslims.
As a result of the move, the businesses on the list will no longer be allowed to buy components from American corporations without the approval of the Trump administration. According to the Commerce Department, the 11 companies helped the communist government carry out a “campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor, involuntary collection of biometric data, and genetic analyses” of ethnic minorities.
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China has reportedly detained more than one million Uyghurs in internment camps. Officials in Beijing have been accused of forcing sterilization and birth control on minority women in what experts say is a “demographic genocide.”
The US has always been a leader on human rights, so it’s no surprise the government is taking action. China has become too comfortable and seems intent on carrying out their movement of oppression against the Uyghurs. America could no longer sit by and allow it to continue.
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