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“This bipartisan bill will ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) do not enter the United States. Earlier this year, the State Department issued a determination that the Chinese Communist Party is committing crimes against humanity and genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang,” Rubio’s office noted.
Last week, during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Joint Subcommittee Hearing on the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang against Uyghurs by the Chinese Communist Party, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., offered his remarks.
Other signers included U.S. Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Steve Daines, R-Mont., Tim Kaine, D-Va, Thom Tillis, R-NC, Cory Booker, D-NJ, Jim Moran, R-Kansas, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., John Cornyn, R-Tex, Ben Cardin, D-Mary., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., and Brian Schatz, D-Mich.
Pointing to the Chinese regime’s efforts to crack down on democracy in Hong Kong and against the Uighurs and other Muslim populations in the Xinjiang province, Waltz weighed in on the resolution.
U.S. Sec. of State Henry Blinken weighed in on Monday on why the administration wanted the U.S. to rejoin the council.
Scott’s resolution, which he brought out last month, would urge the IOC to move the 2022 games to another country. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is cosponsoring the resolution. So are Republican U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Mike Braun and Todd Young of Indiana, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma.
To address these concerns, Rubio and Grassley request a review of HHS actions related to BGI throughout the coronavirus pandemic, a status update on the existing investigation, and recommendations to improve HHS national security practices.
For more than a year, Scott has been calling on the Committee to urge China to stop violating human rights or find a new home for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Rubio and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., backed including a provision “that requires the Secretary of State to determine, within 90 days after enactment, whether the persecution of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) constitutes atrocities." Earlier in the year, Rubio and U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., included similar language in their “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.”
There are reports that the Chinese regime has constructed more than 380 camps to hold members of the Turkic Uyghur population in Xinjiang.
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