The Trump administration has been weighing sanctions against Chinese officials since late last year.
More than a million people from Muslim minorities are being held in internment centres across Xinjiang.
NGO Global Peace Mission Malaysia says there may be a way for the government to speak up on the issue through diplomatic ties.
Xinjiang is a vast region bordering central Asia that is home to millions of ethnic minority Muslims.
Turkish foreign minister says it is no longer a secret that more than one million Uighur Turks are subjected to torture and political brainwashing in concentration centres and prisons.
Nearly one million Uighurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in China have reportedly been held in re-education camps, according to a UN panel of experts.
In its latest documentary, it highlights plight of Uighurs who have fled from China to Turkey but live in constant fear of being deported.
Activists say ethnic minorities can be detained for transgressions as minor has wearing long beards or face veils.
The positive image of the centres portrayed in the PR drive is belied by testimonies from former detainees who describe harsh treatment in the facilities.
This after Putrajaya released the 11 from detention and sent them to Turkey despite China's request to hand them to Beijing.
Its foreign ministry says they should not have been deported to a third country.
The 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims have been sent to Turkey despite China's request for them to be handed over to Beijing.
Lahore businessman Mian Shahid Ilyas believed there were more than 300 similar cases of Pakistani husbands whose wives and children, mostly Uighurs, had been stuck in Xinjiang for more than a year, in camps or confined to homes.
Maybe it’s the necessary way to deal with Islamic or religious extremism because the West has failed to deal with religious Islamic extremism.
PKR's president-elect makes strong statement against abuse of Muslim minorities.
Bachelet's appeal for access came as Human Rights Watch said the Turkic Uighur minority faced arbitrary detentions, daily curbs on religious practice and forced political indoctrination in a mass security crackdown.
Megha Rajagopalan, who is American and had been in China for six years, was effectively forced out of the country after officials decided not to extend her journalist visa.
Rajagopalan has reported extensively on China's security crackdown in Xinjiang, where rights groups say hundreds of thousands of mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs are held in re-education camps.
China has blamed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM, for numerous attacks in recent years in Xinjiang, though some experts have questioned the existence of the group.
China has said Xinjiang faces serious threats from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and the ethnic Han Chinese majority.
Gay McDougall, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities were forced into "political camps for indoctrination" in the western Xinjiang autonomous region.
China officially guarantees freedom of religion, but officials nervous about the possibility of radicalisation and violence have tightened controls in heavily Muslim areas in recent years.
The men who escaped a Thai prison have been fighting attempts to deport them to China and are still waiting for a decision by the Attorney-General's Chambers.
Eric Paulsen says politicians and the media tend to put foreigners in a bad light without highlighting their contributions to the nation.
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