The United States is also currently engaged in a 15-month-old trade war with China [File: Andy Wong/AP]

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that China‘s treatment of Muslims, including the Uighurs, in western China was an “enormous human rights violation” and that Washington would continue to raise the issue.

“This is not only an enormous human rights violation, but we don’t think it’s in the best interests of the world or of China to engage in this kind of behaviour,” Pompeo said in an interview with PBS, a public broadcaster in the United States.

Asked whether Chinese President Xi Jinping was responsible for the situation, Pompeo said: “Xi Jinping leads the country just like the leader of a tank platoon,

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