Beijing Threatens Retaliation for Trump Sanctions for Uighur Muslim Repression

A day after John Bolton’s book release that alleges Trump approved of Beijing’s construction of camps to detain Uighurs, a minority Muslim group, Chinese officials are saying it will retaliate for Trump’s new sanctions based on the human rights issue.

China denies mistreatment of the Uighurs, and called the U.S. involvement a malicious attack.

While many nations have condemned China’s actions against the Muslim group, “Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do,” according to Bolton’s interpretation.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging Beijing to step up its purchases of U.S. goods and services according to the Phase 1 bigly trade deal that took effect in February, but has been “slowed” by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Chamber of Commerce said a functional relationship between the two countries was “in the fundamental interests of Americans, and of peace and stability in the world.”

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