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March 28, 2021 

Cotton Statement on Chinese Sanctions Against U.S. Religious Freedom Group 

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement in response to the Chinese Communist Party’s announcement that it will impose sanctions on the Chair and Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF):

“The Chinese Communist Party is committing genocide against religious minorities in Xinjiang, so it’s no surprise that China targeted the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which fights for the rights of the faithful worldwide. In addition to further sanctioning complicit Chinese companies, and officials, the United States ought to ban imports from Xinjiang and U.S. companies should move their supply chains out of China. Further, the IOC should move the 2022 Olympics to a nation that’s not imprisoning more than a million people in concentration camps.”