US-China: Hong Kong and Uighurs

December 06, 2019 06:05 PM
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US-China: Hong Kong and Uighurs

In a show of support for the Hong Kong democracy movement, the US Congress recently passed “The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,” which US President Donald Trump signed into law. The House of Representatives also passed the Uighur Act of 2019 to condemn China’s treatment of its Uighur population. Daniel Kliman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, and Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, talk with host Carol Castiel about Beijing’s reaction to the legislation and to what extent it may or may not hamper delicate US-China trade talks.