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Treasury Department Announces New Sanctions on China, Bangladesh, Burma and North Korea

HeadlineDec 13, 2021

The Biden administration has levied new sanctions against dozens of people and entities tied to China, Bangladesh, Burma and North Korea. The Treasury Department announced the sanctions on Friday — International Human Rights Day — in protest of Burma’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims and China’s treatment of Muslims from the Uyghur minority group, among other abuses. The United Nations and human rights groups estimate over a million Uyghurs have been interned in camps in China’s far-west Xinjiang region, treatment the Biden administration has called a “genocide.” China’s Foreign Ministry rejected the U.S. sanctions and promised to “strike back” against what it called “reckless” U.S. actions.

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