“Today’s nominations are the latest action by the U.S. government in an ongoing effort to deter human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. China’s most vocal, it said in a statement on Friday.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Updated July 27, 2020
Do I have to refinance my mortgage?
- It may be a good idea, because mortgage rates have never been lower. Refinancing demands have forced mortgage applications to some of the highest levels since 2008, so be prepared to comply. But the shortcomings are also high, so if you are thinking of buying a home, be aware that some lenders have tightened their standards.
What does school look like in September?
- Many schools are unlikely to return to a normal schedule this autumn, requiring the grinding of online learning, the care of children they do quickly and the restless working day. California’s two largest public school districts – Los Angeles and San Diego – said on July 13 that instruction will only be done remotely in the fall, and expressed concern that the increase of coronavirus infections in their areas can be a very difficult risk for students and teachers. Together, the two districts enroll about 825,000 students. They are the largest in the country so far to abandon plans for a partial physical return even in classes when they reopen in August. For other districts, the solution would not be an all or nothing approach. Many systems, including the largest nation, New York City, are drawing up hybrid plans that involve spending some days in classes and other days online. There is still no national policy on this, so check your municipal school system regularly to see what is happening in your community.
Is the coronavirus in the air?
- The coronavirus can sit aloft for hours in small drops in stagnant air, infecting people as they breathe, and suggests scientific evidence. This risk is highest in poorly ventilated crowded indoor spaces, and can help explain the super-widespread events reported in cardboard plants, churches and restaurants. It is unclear how often the virus spreads through these small droplets, or aerosols, compared to large droplets that are expelled when a sick person observes or sneezes, or is transmitted through contact with contaminated surfaces, he said. Linsey Marr, aerosol expert at Virginia Tech. Aerosols are released even when an asymptomatic person sneezes, talks or sings, according to Dr. Marr and more than 200 other experts, who drafted the evidence in an open letter to the World Health Organization.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Does asymptomatic transmission of Covid-19 occur?
- So far, the evidence seems to show so. A highly-cited paper published in April suggests that people are most infectious about two days before the onset of coronavirus symptoms and an estimate that 44 percent of new infections were the result of transmission from people who have not yet been infected. did not show symptoms. Recently, a leading expert at the World Health Organization stated that transmission of coronavirus by asymptomatic people was “very rare,” but later reversed that statement.
Xinjiang Production and Construction Corp. was founded in 1954 as a group linked to the People’s Liberation Army to oversee the deployment of a large number of Han ethnic citizens, many of them military veterans, to Xinjiang to build farms, factories. and cities that allow China to consolidate control of the important border region and the many existing ethnic minority groups. Since 2009, the group, which reports directly to Beijing, has had an annual output of goods and services of $ 7 billion, and the settlements and entities overseen by the bingtuan, or corps soldiers, have included five cities, 180 farming communities and 1,000 companies. They run their own courts, universities and media organizations.
On July 9, the United States imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials associated with Xinjiang politics, including Chen Quanguo, the region’s party leader and a member of the 25-member Chinese Communist Party. to run the Politburo. This move was largely symbolic, but it sent a stronger message than an October 2019 action in which the administration put 28 Chinese companies and police departments deemed to be associated with Xinjiang abuses. on a blacklist that prohibits American companies from selling technology and other products to them without a license. At that time, the State Department also announced visa restrictions on some Chinese officials.
On July 20, the Trump administration added 11 new Chinese entities, including companies supplying major U.S. brands such as Apple, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, to the list that limits them from buying U.S. products, and said the firms have been complicit in human rights violations in Xinjiang. This brought to 48 the total number of Chinese security companies and units in the list of U.S. entities for Xinjiang-related violations.
On July 1, the administration warned supply chain businesses passing through Xinjiang to consider the reputational, economic and legal risks of doing so.
The Associated Press reported on July 3 that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in New York seized 13 tons of hair braids and other beauty products suspected of being made by detainees in Xinjiang internment camp. The products were worth an estimated $ 800,000. In May, the agency carried out seizures of similar products that were imported from companies in Georgia and Texas, to be sold to salons and individuals across the United States.