The U.S. State Department imposes visa restrictions on numerous Chinese government officials whom it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province. On Monday the Department of Commerce added twenty-eight Chinese firms and bureaus to its "trade blacklist" for similar reasons.
An overloaded ship carrying migrants capsizes and sinks off the island of Lampedusa, Italy, in rough conditions in the Mediterranean Sea. Search and rescue is underway; of at least 50 on board, 22 survivors have been saved and 13 bodies found. The deceased and missing both include pregnant women. The International Organization for Migration states the boat had departed from Tunisia.
Amid an impeachment inquiry against him, U.S. President Donald Trump says "China should start an investigation" into presidential candidate Joe Biden. Chair of the Federal Election Commission Ellen Weintraub again explains that "it is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election".