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SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China claimed on Sunday it “resolutely opposes” the enhancement of 23 Chinese entities to a U.S. financial blacklist over concerns consisting of affirmed civils rights misuses and also armed forces connections.
The Ministry of Commerce claimed in a declaration the addition of the Chinese entities was a “serious breach of international economic and trade rules” and also an “unreasonable suppression” of Chinese business.
Beijing “will take necessary measures to safeguard China’s legitimate rights and interests,” it claimed, mentioning an agent.
The U.S. Department of Commerce claimed on Friday it had actually included 14 business and also various other entities to its financial blacklist, stating they had actually been “implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass detention, and high technology surveillance against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.”
Beijing rejects the claimed misuses.
Entities consisted of on the financial blacklist are usually needed to request licenses from the Commerce Department and also face difficult analysis when they look for authorization to obtain things from U.S. providers.
Washington additionally included 5 entities it claimed straight assistance China’s armed forces modernisation programs connected to lasers and also fight administration systems. It determined a more 4 entities for “exporting and attempting to export items” to entities currently approved by the U.S.
Wuhan Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co, among the included entities, claimed in an exchange declaring on Sunday that its addition on the financial blacklist would certainly not have a considerable influence on its research study and also manufacturing.
In 2019, the Commerce Department under then-president Donald Trump targeted 20 Chinese public safety bureaus and also 8 business consisting of video clip monitoring company Hikvision, along with leaders in face acknowledgment modern technology SenseTime Group Ltd and also Megvii Technology Ltd, over China’s therapy of Muslim minorities.
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