US puts Hikvision, Chinese security bureaus on economic blacklist


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US puts Hikvision, Chinese security bureaus on economic blacklist

Fanning the flames of a 15-month long troubled trade relationship between Washington and Beijing entering into its 16th month, on Monday, the 7th of October 2019, the US Commerce Department had issued a statement saying that it would be placing 28 Chinese public companies and security bureaus alongside Chinese surveillance company Hikvision on a US trade blacklist as a punitive measure over Beijing’s treatment of a swath of Muslim ethnic minorities residing in China including the Uighur Muslims, some dominant members of that community were believed to be facing off a 24/7 Chinese surveillance.

Aside from that, according to US Commerce Department’s Monday’s (October 7th) filing, the so-called ‘entity-list’ scheduled to face off a US trade barrier included the Public Security Bureau of Xinjiang Uighur’s autonomous government, agencies alongside eight commercial firms, while the companies would include Zhejiang Dahua Technology, IFLYTEK Co., Yixin Science and Technology Co.

and Xiamen Meiya Pico Information Co. Meanwhile, accusing the beforementioned entities of potential violation of human rights, the US Commerce Department said in a filing on Monday (October 7th) morning, “Entities 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,” which in effect would likely to cast further caustic clouds over Sino-US trade relationship amid an ongoing deputy-level talk between the sides in Washington.