China strongly deplores the US signing into law of the "Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020". We urge the US side to respect China's counter-terrorism and de-radicalization efforts, stop applying double standards on counter-terrorism issues, and stop using Xinjiang-related issues as a pretext to interfere in China's internal affairs.
Ceasing PRC "Mass Surveillance" Now Official US Policy
The law makes ceasing PRC "use of mass surveillance" in Xinjiang official US-China policy:
United States policy toward the People’s Republic of China should be explicitly linked with the situation in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, specifically as to whether [...] the use of mass surveillance and predictive policing to discriminate against and violate the human rights of members of specific ethnic groups has ceased and is not evident in other parts of China [emphasis added]
The law also calls out violations of religious freedom in Xinjiang, specifically the:
particularly severe restrictions of religious and cultural practice