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US blacklists Chinese surveillance companies over human rights abuses

The United States is including eight Chinese know-how firms to its buying and selling blacklist, barring some main producers of surveillance tools from working with American firms.

In a filing released Monday, the Commerce Department mentioned it was including 28 entities to the checklist which have been “implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups” within the nation’s Xinjian area. The listed entities embody Chinese state safety bureaus, in addition to the eight firms.

Those firms embody Hikvision and Dahua Technology, huge worldwide purveyors of video surveillance cameras. Also included on the checklist was SenseTime, a Chinese AI startup, and speech recognition firm iFlytek.

The submitting didn’t element the allegations aside from saying they have been “activities contrary to the foreign policy of the United States,” however China is understood to have launched a high-tech surveillance equipment to observe and imprison minority teams in Xinjian.

The transfer is the most recent US coverage crackdown on Chinese companies. Most prominently, the US blacklisted Huawei over safety considerations earlier this 12 months, a choice the corporate has pushed again towards. Meanwhile, the US is continuous to pursue a commerce cope with China, whereas President Trump has prompt that Huawei’s standing might be thought of within the discussions.

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