China in response denies any human rights abuses in Xinjiang and says its camps provide vocational training and are needed to fight extremism.
China has a long history of discrimination but the world also has a role to play.
UN Watch director: Membership should be based on a nation’s human rights records, but rarely is
Speaking at a recent summit, State Secretary Mike Pompeo said that America was standing up for religious freedom worldwide, as where it fails, totalitarism soon follows.
"Driven by political ends, they fabricated a whole series of sensational lies which touched public opinion and even misled certain politicians in France."
Blacklisted firms cannot buy components from US companies without US government approval.
Many activists from the Jewish community have attempted to raise awareness of the crisis faced by the Uighurs.
Middle East leaders calculate that defending Muslim minority is not worth risk of losing Chinese assistance.
As long as the collision between China’s agenda in Xinjiang and Pan-Turkic solidarity forms an inherent limit to Sino-Turkish cooperation, Turkey will shy away from China's Belt-and-Road initiative.