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U.S. sanctions 33 Chinese entities for human rights violations and military procurement The US announced on Friday that it sanctioned nine Chinese entities that violated human rights in Xinjiang. These entities will face new restrictions on access to US technology.

U.S. sanctions 33 Chinese entities for human rights violations and military procurement
The US announced on Friday that it sanctioned nine Chinese entities that violated human rights in Xinjiang. These entities will face new restrictions on access to US technology.



The U.S. Department of Commerce ’s Bureau of Industry and Security stated that the Chinese Ministry of Public Security ’s Forensic Medicine Institute and eight Chinese companies were included in the entity list because these companies participated in the Chinese government ’s violation of the human rights of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

A statement from the Ministry of Commerce reads: “In China ’s suppression of Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities, large-scale arbitrary detention, forced labor and high-tech surveillance, these nine entities conspired to violate human rights.”

The listed companies include China Huafu Fashion Co., Ltd., a textile company that built a factory in Aksu, Xinjiang, and six technology companies such as Yuncong Technology and Fiberhome Communications Technology, which provide high-tech monitoring. They are restricted from obtaining technology and equipment from the United States.

In October 2019, the United States included the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Public Security Bureau and 19 subsidiaries and 8 Chinese companies on the "entity list" for the same reason.

At the same time, the US Department of Commerce also announced sanctions on 24 other Chinese government and commercial organizations because they were accused of supporting the procurement of Chinese military supplies, which harmed US national security or diplomatic interests.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Commerce , Beijing Computer Science Research Center, Harbin Engineering University, Qihoo 360, and Dali Technology Co., Ltd. were included in the list. The Ministry of Commerce will exercise export control over these entities.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement that The newly added list of entities shows that we are committed to preventing U.S. goods and technologies from being used for activities that harm our interests.

The Republican leader of the US House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee and Rep. Michael McCaul expressed appreciation for the Ministry of Commerce's inclusion of 33 Chinese entities on the export control list.

He stated in a statement that These entities violate the rights of ethnic minorities, in many cases use their suffering to profit, and use American technology to strengthen the military strength of the Chinese Communist Party. We must do everything possible to punish them. The Communist Party of China and the companies that support them cannot continue to ignore human rights violations. 

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