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Trump approves sanctions targeting Uighur persecutors

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/18/20, 03:47 am

The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act is the strongest action yet by any nation over China’s mistreatment of the ethnic minority group. The legislation, which President Donald Trump signed into law on Wednesday, will penalize officials who arbitrarily detain and torture Uighurs and other minorities in the Xinjiang region, freezing their assets and preventing their entry into the United States.

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Coronavirus resurfaces in Beijing

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/17/20, 02:25 pm

Chinese officials raised the emergency warning in the capital city to the second-highest level and suspended sporting events and other large gatherings on Wednesday. Beijing reported 31 cases of COVID-19 in a new outbreak traced back to a wholesale food market. The government also canceled more than 60 percent of flights into Beijing. The city only reported 21 cases on Thursday.

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India says 20 killed in fighting with China

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/16/20, 05:13 pm

The Indian and Chinese troops who fought over a disputed border high in the Himalayas pounded each other with fists and rocks in sub-zero temperatures. The Indian army on Tuesday raised the death toll from the battle to 20 and said 17 soldiers received critical injuries.

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