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Washington — A bipartisan group of US legislators complained to the Trump administration on Monday that its response to rights abuses against China’s Muslim minority has been inadequate months after it said it is looking into imposing sanctions. “This issue is bigger than just China. It is about demonstrating to strongmen globally that the world will hold them accountable for their actions,” the legislators wrote in a letter to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. The group is led by Eliot Engel, Democratic chair of the House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs, and includes Republican ranking member Ted Yoho. Pompeo wrote to the committee on September 28 saying his department is looking into a request for sanctions on those responsible for abuses and for controls on exports of technology that facilitates mass detentions and surveillance of ethnic minorities in western China’s Xinjiang region. “It appears that the administration has taken no meaningful action … and we writ...

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