China and America Enter Sanctions War, Bitcoin Affected

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The United States has imposed sanctions on a member of the Politburo and two other high ranking Chinese officials over the treatment of ethnic turks in Xinjiang. “The United States will not stand idly by as the Chinese Communist party carries out human rights abuses targeting Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs and members of other minority groups in Xinjiang, to include forced labor, arbitrary mass detention, and forced population control, and attempts to erase their culture and Muslim faith,” Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said. Following an investigation by the Associated Press, Jo Biden called the treatment of Uighurs as “unconscionable crimes” and said he would work to “support a pathway for those persecuted to find safe haven in the United States and other nations.” 78 senators and members of Congress have called for a UN inquiry into whether the actions in Xinjiang constituted genocide. These sanctions passed with overwhelming support in…

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