US sanctions top Chinese official over crackdown on Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang
The US government imposed targeted sanctions on four top Chinese officials responsible for persecuting Uighur/Turkic Muslims, including Xinjiang Party Secretary and Politburo member Chen Quanguo, a mastermind of repression in Xinjiang and earlier in Tibet.
Beijing may be angry that Washington imposed targeted sanctions on Chen Quanguo — a member of China’s 25-member ruling Politburo and party secretary of the Xinjiang region — but he totally deserves it for his horrible persecution of Uighur/Turkic Muslims.
The United States government has imposed sanctions on 4 top Chinese officials responsible for persecuting Uighur/Turkic Muslims, including Xinjiang Party Secretary and Politburo member Chen Quanguo, a mastermind of repression. The Daily Brief:
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