US Bans These 8 Chinese Tech Companies Due To Their Human Rights Violation

Jyotis - Oct 08, 2019


US Bans These 8 Chinese Tech Companies Due To Their Human Rights Violation

The US Department of Commerce announced that it has added Hikvision and 07 other Chinese tech companies into the economic blacklist due to their alleged human rights violation.

On October 07, the US Department of Commerce announced that it has added Hikvision and 07 other Chinese tech companies into the economic blacklist. The reason behind this move was because these companies allegedly violated human rights against Uighur Muslims, as well as other Muslim ethnic minorities.

Xinjiang-uighur
The US government sanctions 08 tech companies because they violated human rights against Uighur Muslims.

Some of the tech companies include the biggest supplier of video surveillance products Hikvision, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. - a company that specializes in providing video surveillance services and products, Yixin Science and Technology Co., Pico Information, Xiamen Meiya Pico Information, and IFLYTEK. In addition, 20 Chinese government agencies from the public security bureau to the police college in Xinjiang province also appear on this list.

In the federal register notice released on October 07, the US Department of Commerce said:

1

In terms of Hikvision, this tech company rapidly protested the decision of the US government. In the past, US lawmakers accused it of creating a “high-tech police state” for the Chinese government.

us-ban-hikvision
Hikvision is one of the tech companies that are banned by the US government this time.

According to a spokesman from Hikvision:

1

The spokesman also noted that the company had asked Pierre-Richard Prosper, a former Ambassador of the United States, for the consultation concerning complying with human rights.

In September, Mike Pompeo, who previously worked as the CIA director and now serves as the secretary of state, believed that the government in China had made efforts to eradicate Muslim culture in the northwest regions. As a piece of evidence, thousands of the Uighurs were put in a prison referred to as “re-education camps” by the Beijing government. Till now, Beijing has refused the accusation.

According to the Entities List, US companies are not allowed to purchase components and chips manufactured by the banned companies without the approval from the US government. Back in June, Huawei along with 04 other tech companies in China was added to this list due to their allegedly national security issues.

Comments

Sort by Newest | Popular

Next Story

Read more

Donald Trump's Ads Set To Invade YouTube Homepage In November

Features- Feb 24, 2020

Donald Trump's Ads Set To Invade YouTube Homepage In November

These ads look like "political manipulation", but they're not illegal.

OPPO A31 With Triple Cameras Will Reportedly Launch In India Next Week

Mobile- Feb 23, 2020

OPPO A31 With Triple Cameras Will Reportedly Launch In India Next Week

The OPPO A31 will be positioned in the budget segment with triple rear cameras, 6.5-inch HD+ display, and 4,230 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia 1 II Launched: Snapdragon 865 & Advanced Quad Rear Cameras

Mobile- Feb 24, 2020

Sony Xperia 1 II Launched: Snapdragon 865 & Advanced Quad Rear Cameras

The Sony Xperia 1 II arrives with more advanced quad rear camera setup, more powerful performance with a Snapdragon 865 SoC, and multiple advanced features.

How To Download Photos From Apple's iCloud To Mac

How To- Feb 24, 2020

How To Download Photos From Apple's iCloud To Mac

Here's how you can get backed-up photos directly on your Mac.

India's Silicon Valley Puts The Work On Hold Due To H1N1 Virus

Features- Feb 22, 2020

India's Silicon Valley Puts The Work On Hold Due To H1N1 Virus

The temporary closing follows two SAP employees being exposed to the H1N1 virus.

AI-Powered Dummies To Help Fight Crimes In Bengaluru

Features- Feb 22, 2020

AI-Powered Dummies To Help Fight Crimes In Bengaluru

As stated by Bhaskar Rao, the Police Commissioner of Bengaluru, the Police force would have cameras fixed on mannequins with facial recognition software