Politics US criticizes China for Xinjiang abuses revealed by leaked cables Updated : November 27, 2019 09:05 AM IST Pompeo said the documents underscored “an overwhelming and growing body of evidence” that China’s leaders are responsible for gross human rights violations in the Xinjiang region. Notably, his criticism was not accompanied by a warning about possible sanctions for the mass detentions, although US lawmakers are pressing for penalties to be imposed. The documents lay out the Chinese government’s deliberate strategy to lock up ethnic minorities even before they commit a crime, and to rewire their thoughts and the language they speak. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.