Summary: S.178 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/17/2019)

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019

This bill directs various U.S. government bodies to prepare reports on China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall report to Congress on issues including the security threats caused by the Chinese government's reported crackdown on the Uyghur population in Xinjiang province, and on the transfer or development of technologies used to facilitate mass internment and surveillance there.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation shall report on topics such as its efforts to protect ethnic Uyghurs and Chinese nationals in the United States from Chinese government intimidation, and those whose families in China have been threatened or detained because of their advocacy of the Uyghurs.

The U.S. Agency for Global Media shall report on media-related matters, including the reach of U.S. media into Xinjiang and assessments of Chinese propaganda strategies.

The Department of State shall report on the scope of the reported crackdown in Xinjiang, including the number of detained individuals, an assessment of government surveillance in the province, and U.S. diplomatic efforts to address the crackdown. The report shall also include an assessment of formerly detained individuals being forced to work for low wages under threat of being sent back to "political reeducation" camps, and of the Chinese companies and industries that benefit from such labor.