US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over Uighur repression in Xinjiang region

The US Commerce Department has announced blacklisting of 28 Chinese entities that it said are implicated in human rights violations and abuses targeting Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the move, which bars the named entities from purchasing US products. He said the United States cannot and will not tolerate the brutal suppression of ethnic minorities within China.

According to an to the US Federal Register set to be published tomorrow, the blacklisted firms included video surveillance company Hikvision, as well as artificial intelligence companies Megvii Technology and SenseTime.

The Hindu

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