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China warns U.S. over Uighur bill, raising doubts over early trade deal


BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China warned on Wednesday that U.S. legislation calling for a tougher response to Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will affect bilateral cooperation, clouding prospects for a near-term deal to end a trade war.

Expectations of a quick deal had receded already, after U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it might take until late 2020 to reach agreement.

Approval by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Uighur Act of 2019, which still requires passage by the Republican-controlled Senate before being sent to Trump, has angered Beijing and further strained an ...


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