Senate leader expects vote soon on seeking China sanctions over Uighurs

Source: Reuters - View Original Article
Published: May 07, 2020
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89% "In addition to the Uighurs, the bill covers other Muslim minority groups in China.""
86% "I expect the Senate will soon look to pass Senator Rubio's Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, McConnell, the senior Republican in Congress, said in ..."
79% "U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on ..."
76% "China has consistently denied any mistreatment of Uighurs and says the camps are providing vocational training.""
70% "In November, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill calling for sanctions against senior Chinese officials responsible for the Xinjiang crackdown and ..."
67% "WASHINGTON (Reuters) -""
58% "The United Nations estimates that more than a million Muslim Uighurs have been detained in camps in China's Xinjiang region over recent years as ..."
-51% "China has condemned moves to pass legislation in support of the Uighurs as malicious attacks and a serious interference in its internal affairs that ..."
-55% "Under unanimous consent, which is designed to expedite Senate proceedings, an action is approved provided no senator objects.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

89% : In addition to the Uighurs, the bill covers other Muslim minority groups in China.
86% : "I expect the Senate will soon look to pass Senator Rubio's Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act," McConnell, the senior Republican in Congress, said in a speech to the Senate.
79% : U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on the country's Muslim minority groups.
76% : China has consistently denied any mistreatment of Uighurs and says the camps are providing vocational training.
70% : The Senate ended this week's session on Thursday and does not reconvene until Monday.
70% : In November, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill calling for sanctions against senior Chinese officials responsible for the Xinjiang crackdown and specifically named the region's Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, who, as a politburo member, is in the upper echelons of China's leadership.
67% : WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
58% : The United Nations estimates that more than a million Muslim Uighurs have been detained in camps in China's Xinjiang region over recent years as part of a wide-reaching campaign by Chinese officials to stamp out what they characterize as terrorism.
49% : China has condemned moves to pass legislation in support of the Uighurs as malicious attacks and a serious interference in its internal affairs that would affect bilateral cooperation.
45% : Under unanimous consent, which is designed to expedite Senate proceedings, an action is approved provided no senator objects.
41% : The latest U.S. move comes amid steadily worsening relations between the Trump administration and Beijing over the global COVID-19 pandemic, which Washington has blamed on China's lack of transparency about the initial outbreak there.
41% : Senate approval of the Uighur measure - which would bring it a step closer to Trump's desk - would be expected to send it back to the House for a final vote there to reconcile any differences, according to the person familiar with the matter.
40% : Rubio's office said it hoped the bill could be passed by unanimous consent soon, but could not say when this might happen.
38% : McConnell's office would not elaborate on what he meant by "soon."
35% : " A person familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a vote could come as soon as next week but might still be delayed.
34% : McConnell said the bipartisan bill introduced by Republican Senator Marco Rubio would urge President Donald Trump "to use targeted sanctions against those responsible for the repression.
21% : It has warned of retaliation "in proportion" if Chen were targeted.

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