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Uighur Muslim persecution, big step in the United States

Amid ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington, US President Joe Biden has signed a bill in the Senate banning the import of goods from Xinjiang province.

Amid ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington, US President Joe Biden has signed a bill in the Senate banning the import of goods from Xinjiang province.

According to the international news agency Al Jazeera, after the signing of the bill on Thursday, the new law prohibits the importation of products produced by forcing members of the minority Muslim Uighur community to work as laborers.

According to Al Jazeera, the bill was passed by lawmakers in both houses of the US Congress earlier this month. China’s Xinjiang province is a major supplier of cotton and solar panels to the world market.

UN experts and human rights groups say more than a million people, mainly Uighurs and members of other Muslim minorities, have been detained in large camps in Xinjiang in recent years. The United States and many human rights groups have called China’s treatment of Uighurs genocide.

Last week, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Rubio, the main sponsor of the bill, said “the Chinese Communist Party has created a terrible situation in Xinjiang.”

China, meanwhile, has denied the allegations. The Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters on Thursday.

Earlier, on July 9 this year, the US Department of Commerce blacklisted 10 Chinese companies for torturing, massacring, raping and violating human rights by detaining a large minority of Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province.

The US Department of Statistics has released such information. The number of malnourished children in the country’s hospitals is increasing due to the closure of government assistance and increase in the prices of daily necessities.

The whole world is in an economic crisis due to the Corona epidemic. Many people have become unemployed due to long lockdown. Businesses are closed. The United States is no exception.

Unemployment has risen alarmingly in the country since the onset of the epidemic. Although the government has been providing financial assistance to the unemployed people for so long, that assistance has stopped.

In this context, the US Department of Statistics has expressed new fears. The agency says US families are facing a food crisis day by day.

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Low-income people are under additional pressure as the government runs out of epidemic relief and special monthly packages for children.

Although President Joe Biden decided to reintroduce these special packages, the law was repealed in the Senate. According to a survey conducted from December 1 to 13, the current food crisis rate is 9.8 percent, which is the highest in the last five months.

Compared to last year, the prices of daily necessities have also increased by about 7.4 percent. The demand in food banks is increasing day by day. The number of malnourished children in hospitals is also increasing.

Although the term of this special package has been extended till December 15, this program is being stopped due to the repeal of the law in the Senate. The agency fears that if the special package is not made permanent, the poverty rate among young people will increase.

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