U.S. releases blacklist of Chinese organizations
The United States added 28 Chinese companies and government offices to its blacklist for allegedly taking roles in facilitating human rights abuse cases in China.
Chinese companies in the artificial intelligence industry were targeted during the blacklist revelation and taking place just a few days before trade talks between the two countries.
“These 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 Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang,” the US Commerce Department said.
Chinese organizations included in the US blacklist are no longer allowed to buy US products and import American technology. Blacklisted are 20 government and security bureaus in Xinjiang, as well as eight companies including Hikvision and Meiya Pico.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, “My inclination is to get a big deal. We’ve come this far. We’re doing well. Can something happen? I guess, maybe. Who knows? But I think it’s probably unlikely. Okay?”
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