Washington, March 24 -- : A new US congressional committee on China held its second hearing on Thursday, highlighting what Washington says is an ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China's Xinjiang region, reported Al Arabiya News.

Rights groups accuse Beijing of abuses, including forced labour, mass surveillance and the placement of 1 million or more Uyghurs - a mainly Muslim ethnic group -- in a network of internment camps in Xinjiang.

Top Democrat, US Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, told reporters that what happens to the Uyghur community in China affects Americans, reported Al Arabiya News.

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