Jefferson Morley | May 24, 2019
U.S. Considers a Human Rights Policy in Xinjang
Should the Trump administration sanction Hikvision, a Chinese facial recognition firm deeply involved in the suppression of the Uighur people in Xinjang province?
“Taking this step would be a tangible signal to both U.S. and foreign companies that the U.S. government is looking carefully at what is happening in Xinjiang and is willing to take action in response,” said Jessica Batke, a former State Department official who has done research in Xinjiang and testified before Congress on the issue. “At the same time, however, the ongoing trade war perhaps undercuts the perception that this is coming from a place of purely human rights concerns.”