Translated by: MOS Gourmet Team – Chevalier
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2022 on September 23. The purpose of this bill is to provide sufficient funds for the Pentagon to consolidate the U.S.’s superiority in military technology and to compete against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on global level.
It is worth noting that this version of the National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House of Representatives includes two amendments on the human rights issues on the Chinese Communist Party. Amendment No. 236 mentioned that the House of Representatives officially ruled in accordance with international law that the People’s Republic of China under the guidance and control of the Communist Party of China, committed atrocities against Uyghurs and members of other religious minorities, which constitute genocide; another amendment No. 240 requires that when the Olympics or other international sports events are held in a communist totalitarian country, the United States will provide human rights and personal privacy briefings for the U.S. sports delegation.
In addition, the provisions of the bill also involve diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, and prohibit the use of authorized funds of the National Defense Authorization Act to provide transportation services for US government officials to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics in their official capacity.
This comes one day after the Senate Armed Services Committee formally sent its version of the same-named bill; the Senate Armed Services Committee passed this annual defense spending bill in July, and the bill is expected to receive a vote in the Senate in October.
After the House and Senate pass their respective versions of the National Defense Authorization Act, the two chambers will coordinate on the differences between their content before the two are in agreement and sent to the White House for the president’s signature to take effect.
The passage of the “National Defense Authorization Act” bill by the House once again demonstrates that it is the consensus for both the U.S. House and the Senate that the CCP has committed crimes of genocide against humanity in Xinjiang.
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