Trump signs bill threatening China sanctions over persecution of Uighur Muslims

China threatened retaliation after US President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighurs, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention.

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