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senate Bill S. 2386

Should Companies Aiding China’s Surveillance & Persecution of Uyghurs in Xinjiang be Sanctioned?

Argument in favor

Technology companies that enable human rights abuses in Xinjiang should be sanctioned. It’s unconscionable that some U.S. technology companies and investors have put profits over people by continuing to sell technology to the Chinese government. Even if companies didn’t know the nefarious uses of their technologies when they first sold them to the Chinese government, they do now — and should be sanctioned if they continue selling their technologies to the Chinese government knowing how they’re used.

Ayush's Opinion
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10/09/2019
Yes, it’s an incredible human rights issue in China. For those who oppose this bill just because Ted Cruz sponsored it, I oppose Cruz just as much as you do. However, this isn’t a partisan issue, it’s a human rights issue, and it’s necessary for the United States to take action.
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Matt's Opinion
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10/09/2019
What is happening to the Uighurs in China is basically genocide. We need to condemn whats going on.
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Gopin2020's Opinion
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10/10/2019
Absolutely without question, some US companies are giving aid and comfort to the communist Chinese who will never be a democracy, while Taiwan is being oppressed. Even the NBA is cowering to those communist dogs. They should and must be sanctioned. W. Bush said it best either your with us or your with the terrorist; in this case it’s communist, too me there the same. #MAGA
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Argument opposed

It’s not clear that the Chinese government’s actions in Xinjiang constitute human rights abuses. Governments are well within their rights to use surveillance tools and other technologies to ensure their citizens’ safety and ensure public law and order. Companies shouldn’t be punished for selling their products to willing buyers, and shouldn’t be held liable for how their technologies are used (or abused) by buyers.

burrkitty's Opinion
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10/09/2019
My support for Ted Cruz is less than zero. Nothing he dose is trustworthy and it hasn’t been ever. Is his mouth open? He is lying.
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Robert (steve)'s Opinion
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10/09/2019
I’m not sure why Ted Cruz is concerned about human rights in China when he has no concern about the human rights of people that are being detained at our border in detention camps.
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jimK's Opinion
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10/10/2019
This has been an issue for years and the only reason that Cruz is pushing it now is to provide leverage in upcoming trade talks with China. None of the Republicans have had much concern for the inhumane treatment of China’s own people. I do support making diplomatic efforts with China to address these issues and even limiting technology available to them- but not as leverage to force concessions in the trade wars. The more the US endorses such underhanded tactics, fairness in trade negotiation and other negotiations goes away- and we lose any claim of taking the moral high-ground. Yes, China has abused its trading practices and has stolen a great deal of intellectual property. Lets call those issues out and deal with China as the economic power that they have become. Diplomacy and negotiation are keys to resolving these issues in a win-win manner. Playing legislative tricks only encourages more of the same and makes both of our countries losers in the long term. Sledgehammer, ‘my way or no way’ diplomacy is asinine and damaging to all involved.
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    Yes, it’s an incredible human rights issue in China. For those who oppose this bill just because Ted Cruz sponsored it, I oppose Cruz just as much as you do. However, this isn’t a partisan issue, it’s a human rights issue, and it’s necessary for the United States to take action.
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    My support for Ted Cruz is less than zero. Nothing he dose is trustworthy and it hasn’t been ever. Is his mouth open? He is lying.
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    I’m not sure why Ted Cruz is concerned about human rights in China when he has no concern about the human rights of people that are being detained at our border in detention camps.
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    This has been an issue for years and the only reason that Cruz is pushing it now is to provide leverage in upcoming trade talks with China. None of the Republicans have had much concern for the inhumane treatment of China’s own people. I do support making diplomatic efforts with China to address these issues and even limiting technology available to them- but not as leverage to force concessions in the trade wars. The more the US endorses such underhanded tactics, fairness in trade negotiation and other negotiations goes away- and we lose any claim of taking the moral high-ground. Yes, China has abused its trading practices and has stolen a great deal of intellectual property. Lets call those issues out and deal with China as the economic power that they have become. Diplomacy and negotiation are keys to resolving these issues in a win-win manner. Playing legislative tricks only encourages more of the same and makes both of our countries losers in the long term. Sledgehammer, ‘my way or no way’ diplomacy is asinine and damaging to all involved.
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    What is happening to the Uighurs in China is basically genocide. We need to condemn whats going on.
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    Is ted Cruz on some kind of propaganda mission?
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    I support absolutely NOTHING that Ted Cruz proposes. He doesn’t even care about his constituents here in Texas, how much less does he care about the people of China?
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    This is a scam to try to prop up POTUS. Fuck you cruz - we see through your bullshit. Introduce a bill that will ACTUALLY help us by propping up the powers of CONGRESS, not the Criminal in Chief.
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    WHEN THE US STOPS PERSECUTING PEOPLE WHO ARE DIFFERENT HERE. THEN WE CAN BEGIN TO OUSH OTHER COUNTRIES TO DO THE SAME. THE FACT THAT THIS WAS INSTITUTED BY TED CRUZ IS QUESTIONABLE BY ITS. REFUSES TO ALLOW ASYLUM SEEKERS IN OUR COUNTRY/SUPPORT A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE, DEMAND EQUAL PAY/TO SUPPORT THE LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 COMMUNITY! HELL NO! LEAVE EM ALONE!!
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    Colossal human rights violation
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    Nay, it would be unacceptable/unethical for us to currently engage in any foreign policy associated with China in light of Trump’s repeated request to have China investigate his political opponents.
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    Absolutely without question, some US companies are giving aid and comfort to the communist Chinese who will never be a democracy, while Taiwan is being oppressed. Even the NBA is cowering to those communist dogs. They should and must be sanctioned. W. Bush said it best either your with us or your with the terrorist; in this case it’s communist, too me there the same. #MAGA
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    Rafael Cruz, you don’t do anything that doesn’t serve your best interest. I say no.
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    The only thing that really bothers cruel despots is dwindling coffers. Despite America's desire to accumulate more money, we should be leading with our collective conscience, Donald Trump and all of his selfish little sycophants notwithstanding. Let us never help China engage in human rights abuses.
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    China is a horrid country pretending a veneer Of decency. They treat their own with hate and disrespect. They should be treated on a par with North Korea.
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    This again is a job for the intelligence community. Not the Congress , not the Senate, and certainly not the President. Mr. Trump already caused another conflict on the Syrian border. We need real information and then develop real solutions.
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    If we truly stand for liberty and the freedom of religion (like we say we do), then yes, we must act to protect the Uighurs in China, who are facing detention, torture, and possibly worse as China continues to round them up in "re-education camps". This is an abomination of human rights and must be condemned. I am comfortable with sanctioning companies and China itself over these practices. If we allow this to continue we are no better than when we turned a blind eye to the beginnings of the Holocaust.
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    The government officials and even the business leaders are selling the country and the american people down the river for profit it is a real sad state of affairs. WIN Win winning 2020 KAG
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    👉👉Incredible how the DNC and Communist Chinese Govt have SO much in common. Democratic’s want to: 👉Control your Speech- control your thinking- Tax you 70 percent for nothing 👉Control the Media- Take your Guns away- Indoctrinate your Kids/Education
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    How about companies that do business with Turkey as they go after Kurds?
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