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US imposes sanctions on Chinese 'state-within-a-state' linked to Xinjiang abuses

  • Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps assets frozen
  • Pompeo: China’s treatment of minorities is ‘stain of the century’

The United States has imposed sanctions on a major economic and paramilitary organization with vast interests in China’s north-western region of Xinjiang, accusing it of facilitating widespread abuses against Uighur Muslims.

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps has been seen as a state within a state, running its own towns, universities and media geared overwhelmingly toward China’s Han ethnic majority.

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