U.S. 'looking at situation' on China's Muslim crackdown: U.S. official
“We are looking at the situation, and Global Magnitsky is a tool that we use to curb human rights abuses around the world,” U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh told a congressional hearing. She was responding to a question about possible sanctions against China for its treatment of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims.
Beijing has said Xinjiang faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and members of the ethnic Han Chinese majority.
The Global Magnitsky Act allows the executive branch to impose visa bans and targeted sanctions on individuals anywhere in the world responsible for committing human rights violations or acts of significant corruption.