The United States government released new sanctions on Friday for a “paramilitary” organization and two Chinese citizens for allegedly related to abuses against Uighurs and members of other Muslim minorities in the western Xinjiang region.
State Secretary Secretary Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the victims were the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (CPCX), which he called the “paramilitary organization” that the Chinese Communist Party ( CCP) is subordinate. and two people connected to it.
He has detailed that the sanctioned are Sun Jinlong, former CPCX general secretary, and Peng Jiarui, the agency’s deputy secretary and commander. “These actions will limit Sun and Peng’s ability to travel to the United States,” he added.
Pompeo also emphasized that the CCP’s human rights violations in Xinjiang (…) were the spot of the century “before arguing that Washington” has led efforts to impose tangible costs on Beijing. “