US places 28 Chinese organisations on Entity List for alleged human rights violations
TWENTY-EIGHT Chinese government agencies and commercial enterprises will be subject to stricter export controls, after the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security added them to the Entity List for allegedly countering US foreign policy objectives
TWENTY-EIGHT Chinese government agencies and commercial enterprises will be subject to stricter export controls, after the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security added them to the Entity List for allegedly countering US foreign policy objectives.
The US government claims that these Chinese organisations are involved in human rights violations and abuses against China's Uighur population and other Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), reported American Shipper.
The Entity List additions include the XUAR People's Government Public Security Bureau and 19 other government agencies. The eight listed commercial firms are: Dahua Technology, Hikvision, IFLYTEK, Megvii Technology, Sense Time, Xiamen Meiya Pico Information Co, Yitu Technologies and Yixin Science and Technology Co, which are alleged to provide the Chinese government with human surveillance technologies.
'Located in XUAR and throughout China, these entities have all been implicated in the implementation of China's campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention and high-technology surveillance,' the Commerce Department said in a press release.
The Entity List subjects US exporters to specific export licensing requirements and prohibitions when conducting business with the listed entities. Organisations or persons who violate US export control rules - as defined under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) - are subject to criminal penalties and administrative sanctions.