The US Commerce Department has placed 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies on a trade blacklist over Beijing’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities.
- Blacklisted companies are barred from buying parts from the US
- Video surveillance company Hikivision has been added to the list
- Huawei Technologies and more than 100 affiliates are already blacklisted
Being added to the so-called ‘Entity List’ bars companies or other entities from buying parts and components from US companies without US government approval.
China has not yet commented on the US decision, but has long been accused of detaining around 1 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in its far-western Xinjiang region.