US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

Congress voted Wednesday to toughen the US response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries. The House passed a bipartisan bill that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the mass surveillance and detention of Uighurs and other ethnic groups in […]

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Hong Kong No Longer Autonomous From China: US Secretary Of State Tells Congress

Hong Kong had witnessed massive pro-democracy protests in 2019 (File) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing, stripping the financial hub of special trading rights. “No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from […]

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H-1B Bill Introduced In US Congress To Give Priority To US-Educated Foreigners

The H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act has been introduced in both chambers of the US Congress Washington: A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a legislation in both the chambers of the US Congress proposing major reforms in skilled non-immigrant visa programmes by giving priority to US-educated foreign technology professionals in issuing H-1B work visas. […]

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First US Congress Member Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Mario Diaz-Balart has been tested positive for the coronavirus. Washington, United States: A Florida lawmaker became the first member of the US Congress to test positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart’s office said in a statement that “just a short while ago, he was notified that he has tested positive for […]

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