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US Bans Entry Of Three Senior Chinese Officials Over Uighur Rights

(FILES)(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on April 4, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016 and China’s leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on December 5, 2012. Ed Jones, Paul J. RICHARDS / AFP

 

The United States said Thursday it would refuse visas for three top Chinese officials and their families over the “horrific and systematic abuses” against Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the officials who would be refused entry include Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party secretary for the Xinjiang region who is considered an architect of Beijing’s hardline policies on minorities.

Details later…

AFP

Emmanuel Egobiambu

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