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region: It would call on Trump to press his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to close the political re-education camps immediately, according to Toronto Star. Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region in November 2017. The group proposed legislation on Wednesday that would urge Trump to condemn gross violations of human rights in the Xinjiang region, where the U.N. estimates that as many as 1 million Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities are being held in arbitrary detention. China's northwestern region of Xinjiang has revised legislation to allow the detention of suspected extremists in education and training centers. Ng Han Guan / The Associated Press The legislation, proposed by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, would also support an existing push for sanctions against Xinjiang Communist Party chief Chen Quanguo and other officials under the Magnitsky Act, which would prevent Chen from entering the U.S. and freeze any assets he has in U.S. banks. The revisions come amid rising international concern over a harsh crackdown in Xinjiang that has led to as many as one million of China's Uighurs and other Muslim minorities being held in internment camps. ( As reported in the news.