tirsdag 21. juli 2020

US blacklists 11 more Chinese firms over treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang

The US Commerce Department on Monday added 11 Chinese companies implicated in what it called human rights violations in connection with the treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang to the US economic blacklist. The department said the companies were involved in using forced labour by Uygurs and other Muslim minority groups. They include numerous textile companies and two firms throse government said were conducting genetic analyses used to further the repression of Uygurs and other Muslim minorities.

Blacklisted firms cannot buy components from US companies without US government approval. It was the third group of companies and others in China added to the US entity list, after two rounds in which the Trump administration cited 37 companies and others that it said were involved in China’s repression in Xinjiang.