U.S. imposes human rights sanctions on Chinese company, individuals

31 Jul 2020 / 22:28 H.

    WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - The United States imposed human rights sanctions on a Chinese company on Friday, targeting the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, also known as XPCC, along with two individuals, according to the Treasury Department's website.

    The move was yet another step in the deteriorating relations between the United States and China and came a week after Trump closed the Chinese consulate in Houston, prompting Beijing to shutter the U.S. consulate in Chengdu. (Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Steve Holland)

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