The Chinese Embassy is furiously rebuking new legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) to sanction President Xi Jinping over the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s complicity in Uyghur genocide in Xinjiang. Senator Hawley issued the following comment in response to the Chinese Embassy’s criticism:
Somebody’s sensitive: after I proposed sanctioning Xi personally for the CCP genocide against the Uyghurs, Beijing lost its marbles, called the Uyghurs terrorists and demanded I retract the bill. Not going to happen. Read their email to me 👇 https://t.co/ErlQ3eSGPH
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 27, 2022
Last week, Senator Hawley introduced new legislation to personally sanction Chinese President Xi Jinping, along with his top lieutenants in the CCP, over their complicity in the Uyghur genocide in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The legislation would impose Global Magnitsky Sanctions on President Xi and other CCP officials—freezing their assets and barring them from traveling to the U.S.—and direct the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to file regular reports identifying CCP officials complicit in the perpetration of genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities.
Read the email from the Chinese Embassy here.