The Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act was signed into law by President Biden as part of the US pushback against Beijing's treatment of its Muslim minority in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
China warns US over human rights-related sanctions on Chinese individuals and entities, including artificial intelligence company SenseTime.
Canada and the United Kingdom join the US in imposing sanctions related to rights abuses in Myanmar, while Washington also imposed first new sanctions on North Korea under the Biden administration.
Biden administration is expected to announce this week boycotting the 2022 Olympics due to the human rights records of China.
Beijing’s preeminent concern is unrest in neighbouring Afghanistan could have a detrimental impact on its economic interests in the region.
Common sense, regional balance and diplomacy stand out when it comes to crisis management between Beijing and Washington, whose asymmetrical differences have eroded.
Human Rights Watch urges the UN Human Rights Commission to create a body to investigate allegations, including the mass detention of Uighur Muslims and a crackdown on religious practices that amount to crimes against humanity.
The move came after China announced targeted sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body who had denounced Beijing's treatment of them and other minorities.
Brussels sells the deal as “a success”, but critics say China has got what it wanted from the EU despite Beijing's despicable human rights records.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China has committed crimes against humanity in their treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other members of ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Researchers and activists slam an official tweet that points out how Chinese policies led to a decline in the minority population.
China has faced criticism for its re-education camps, which many see as internment camps for Uighur Muslims.
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