US legislators will introduce legislation today urging the Trump administration to respond more strongly to China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims, including possible sanctions.

According to a copy made available to newsmen, the bill will also ask President Donald Trump to condemn China’s actions in the Xinjiang region, call for the appointment of a new special coordinator for US policy on the issue, and press for a ban on the export of technology that Beijing could use in surveillance and mass detention of the minority Uighurs.

However, any decision to impose sanctions would be a rare move on human rights grounds against China, with which the Trump administration is engaged in a bitter trade war.

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