US considers sanctions on China over treatment of Uighurs

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Economic penalties in response to reports of mass detentions of Muslims would be a rare US confrontation of Beijing over human rights

The US State Department has said it is deeply concerned over China’s “worsening crackdown” on minority Muslims in China’s northwestern territory of Xinjiang as the Trump administration reportedly considers sanctions against senior Chinese officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses.

China’s “strike hard” campaign in the name of countering terrorism has seen an estimated one million people, mostly ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minority groups, detained in a network of secretive internment camps, according to reports.

Related: ‘We’re a people destroyed’: why Uighur Muslims across China are living in fear

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