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senate Bill S. 3744

Should the U.S. Sanction Chinese Officials Unless They Stop the Mass Internment & Persecution of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang?

Argument in favor

The U.S. should take a stand against the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of the Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities through the internment of a million or more in “political reeducation” & forced labor camps, and mass surveillance. The reports required by this bipartisan bill & potential sanctions would orient federal agencies toward strategies that could end the persecution diplomatically.

Abbi's Opinion
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05/26/2020
I don’t think we have any room to talk but what is happening to the uygar is just as horrible as us ripping apart families and leaving in cages with no sanitation and getting deported without each other. How the hell is ANY family supposed to find each other after such treatment? Anyone that supports this should lose track of their families and see what it’s like.
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Eric's Opinion
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05/26/2020
This administration going against someone persecuting muslims? They are more likely taking notes.
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OlderNWiser's Opinion
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05/26/2020
Just as we attempted genocide on our First Nations, so China is attacking and imprisoning its Muslim population displaying more intense racism than we are practicing in the United States against Black People, our ownn Arabs and Muslims, and Brown People with continued persecution of first Nations people. Both countries seem to be looking for a scapegoat on which to blame all the horrific and terrifying events of the pandemic, economy, loss of jobs and general helplessness.It is never OK to name a scapegoat tonbegin genocide. Yes, of course we should sanction China. What they are doing is apalling.
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Argument opposed

The reports required by this bill & potential additional sanctions could further weaken America’s diplomatic relationship with China which is already strained because of the origin of the coronavirus pandemic in China, ongoing disputes over trade & territory in the South China Sea, the suppression of democracy in Hong Kong, and tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program.

jimK's Opinion
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05/26/2020
Why now? This was being pushed by the House some time ago but the Senate could not be bothered. I agree that the persecution of Uyghur muslims in China is horrific and wrong. It was wrong last year and it will be still be wrong in the future. I feel that the Senate re-introduction of this Bill is political in nature, to add credence to the trump’s efforts to cast blame on everything and everyone else, except his inability to lead our country through the Covid crisis and the unwillingness of the trumpublican Senate to legislate anything that does not support their self-interests in some way, We need the world’s economic and scientific leaders to work cooperatively to manage this pandemic and to chart a world-wide economic recovery. The trump has put our country in a glass house with his egregious human rights abuses of Latino immigrants and we should be very careful about throwing stones at others. I suggest a House resolution as a way of formally expressing our country’s concerns - with the implicit prospect of enforcing sanctions in the future. Priorities first! Solve the biggest problems we currently have without starting new world problems just to make a political statement to help the trump.
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larubia's Opinion
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05/26/2020
We should always strive to protect human rights, but first we need to protect the rights & lives of US citizens! PROTECT US! According to Forbes, “The super rich are a whole lot richer than they were two months ago. Twenty five of the wealthiest people on Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires are worth a whopping $255 billion more than when the U.S. stock market hit a mid-pandemic low on March 23. “ Meanwhile the rest of us are out of work/income, working from home, or putting our lives on the line every day to go to work without adequate PPE, testing, tracing & quarantine in place. Over 100,000 have lost our lives! Get your priorities straight! Focus!!!
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TheDarkSide's Opinion
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05/26/2020
Maybe we should instead be working on preventing another 100,103 deaths!
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    I don’t think we have any room to talk but what is happening to the uygar is just as horrible as us ripping apart families and leaving in cages with no sanitation and getting deported without each other. How the hell is ANY family supposed to find each other after such treatment? Anyone that supports this should lose track of their families and see what it’s like.
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    Why now? This was being pushed by the House some time ago but the Senate could not be bothered. I agree that the persecution of Uyghur muslims in China is horrific and wrong. It was wrong last year and it will be still be wrong in the future. I feel that the Senate re-introduction of this Bill is political in nature, to add credence to the trump’s efforts to cast blame on everything and everyone else, except his inability to lead our country through the Covid crisis and the unwillingness of the trumpublican Senate to legislate anything that does not support their self-interests in some way, We need the world’s economic and scientific leaders to work cooperatively to manage this pandemic and to chart a world-wide economic recovery. The trump has put our country in a glass house with his egregious human rights abuses of Latino immigrants and we should be very careful about throwing stones at others. I suggest a House resolution as a way of formally expressing our country’s concerns - with the implicit prospect of enforcing sanctions in the future. Priorities first! Solve the biggest problems we currently have without starting new world problems just to make a political statement to help the trump.
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    We should always strive to protect human rights, but first we need to protect the rights & lives of US citizens! PROTECT US! According to Forbes, “The super rich are a whole lot richer than they were two months ago. Twenty five of the wealthiest people on Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires are worth a whopping $255 billion more than when the U.S. stock market hit a mid-pandemic low on March 23. “ Meanwhile the rest of us are out of work/income, working from home, or putting our lives on the line every day to go to work without adequate PPE, testing, tracing & quarantine in place. Over 100,000 have lost our lives! Get your priorities straight! Focus!!!
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    We don’t have any moral high ground to stand on in this argument. Anybody paid attention to how we treat the First Peoples and African Americans lately? We got nothing to say that can’t be immediately turned right back at us.
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    Maybe we should instead be working on preventing another 100,103 deaths!
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    This administration going against someone persecuting muslims? They are more likely taking notes.
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    The US needs to focus on Covid-19 and not be distracted by the internal affairs of other countries! Especially bills looking to find fault with China which is the real aim of this bill along with distracting from mismanagement of Covid-19 by this administration.
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    We must protect human rights.
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    Just as we attempted genocide on our First Nations, so China is attacking and imprisoning its Muslim population displaying more intense racism than we are practicing in the United States against Black People, our ownn Arabs and Muslims, and Brown People with continued persecution of first Nations people. Both countries seem to be looking for a scapegoat on which to blame all the horrific and terrifying events of the pandemic, economy, loss of jobs and general helplessness.It is never OK to name a scapegoat tonbegin genocide. Yes, of course we should sanction China. What they are doing is apalling.
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    OMG! Copied from above, "The bill would urge the president to condemn these abuses, encourage China to close the internment camps & ensure human rights, and allow people inside the People’s Republic of China to reestablish contact with friends, loved ones, and associates outside the country." Hey! WE LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE! THAT LANGUAGE (urge the president my ass) NEEDS TO BE REMOVED OR PASS A GOD DAMN BILL TO (urge the president) TO CLOSE THE INTERNMENT CAMPS & ENSURE HUMAN RIGHTS, AND ALLOW PEOPLE INSIDE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO REESTABLISH CONTACT WITH FRIENDS, LOVED ONES, AND ASSOCIATES INSIDE THE COUNTRY.
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    I can’t say Yes because our government under Trump & Stephen Miller are doing just as bad or worse than China - putting people in cages separated from family and no sanitation- sending them to countries they didn’t come from & where they don’t know anyone!!! Also Trump’s corporation pals have people at a point where they don’t make enough to live, no health insurance, no sick days or maternity days - worse than some 3rd world countries. WE ARE A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY!! Creating HATE in our country for people of different ethnicities or because Trump makes some derogatory comments about a person or group of people such as Asians no matter what derivation they are which seems to give people who assign themselves with Trump the gall to mistreat, call out, or do whatever to those people when THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WILL NOT FOLLOW THE CDC RULES TO PROTECT OTHERS, NOT TO MENTION THEMSELVES.
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    Average AMERICAN deaths per day from COVID19: 991.3 https://www.statista.com/statistics/1109281/covid-19-daily-deaths-compared-to-all-causes/ Average American deaths per day from the Civil War: 504 https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/statistics-civil-war I realize these are human rights violations that must be addressed. But....could we possibly hold off long enough to provide the resources needed so more Americans survive this pandemic. Maybe, just maybe, legislators could stop throwing stones while we are all trying to survive in a glass house⁉️
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    I feel that it’s incredibly hard to take the moral high ground on this while we treat immigrants as subhuman. It’s not like we shouldn’t sanction China for this; it’s just that I wonder how seriously China will take this while we continue to deport woman and children to unstable and dangerous countries where they either have no family or are directly threatened with physical violence, or in which our policies directly split families apart. I urge you to confront your colleagues with this issue, and demand that we first hold the trump administration to account for the atrocities they have committed and continue to commit against immigrants crossing our southern border.
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    Should they sanction us 'cause young black men are gunned down in our streets or throttled by policemen?
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    Why now?? What about all the migrants and children our own country has in "camps". Once things have settled down with the political czar we have in office then of course inhumane treatment by any government should be looked at but we should start with our OWN COUNTRY first!!! Our government right now during this crisis is STILL trying to take children from their parents by giving them a sick choice of signing them over to cover what they've already done! Fix our CAMPS first!
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    What’s happening in China is wrong. But what’s happening in this country is just as wrong. This administration has no business pointing fingers at anybody else.
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    The United States needs to address its own human rights abuses before they impose any penalties on other countries. While what China is doing is wrong, so is the treatment of asylum seekers by the US, for instance. The US has no credibility on the issue.
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    Not our problem. It’s the United Nations problem.
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    FU, ‘Comrade’ Brady! Distract, distract, distract! Your ‘actions’ towards the treatment of immigrants at our border and your complete federal level inaction shows your hypocrisy along with your worthless trumpublican, Putin and Moscow Mitch “lickin” turncoat ‘Goons Of Putin’ party! Can’t wait for November!
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    Interesting that we want to sanction another country for exactly what we do...their imprisoned Muslims...our imprisoned and separated migrant families. Hypocrites all
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