The United States has imposed sanctions on several figures of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for violating the human rights of Uighurs and other Muslims. Beijing has already reacted and promises to retaliate against Washington, further increasing tension between the two largest world powers.
China has warned that the continued bullying of Iran by the US government may undermine the current agreement, which allows Iranian nuclear sites to be inspected as set out in the 2015 Iranian agreement. China has stated this in a 5-page document presented to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The US House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 on Wednesday, authorizing sanctions against Chinese officials who suppress Uighur Muslims. The bill received near-unanimous bipartisan support, by a vote of 413-1. Only Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) voted against it.