U.S. imposes sanctions against China over abuse of Uighurs

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What is the news?

The US administration has imposed new sanctions on several Chinese biotech and surveillance companies and government entities for actions in Xinjiang province.

What are the sanctions imposed by the US on China?

The US has imposed sanctions on China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences and its 11 research institutes that focus on using biotechnology to support the Chinese military.

The sanctions will bar US companies from exporting technology that originated in America to these Chinese institutions.

Why have the sanctions been imposed?

The sanctions are being imposed after the US intelligence established that China has set up a high-tech surveillance system across Xinjiang that uses biometric facial recognition. Further, it has collected DNA samples from all Xinjiang residents as part of a systematic effort to suppress Uighurs.

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Source: This post is based on the articleU.S. imposes sanctions against China over abuse of Uighurs published in The Hindu on 18th Dec 2021.

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