An official from the Obama-Biden administration lobbied for a Chinese tech firm collaborating with the country's military and carrying out surveillance operations against Uyghurs.
The Federal Communications Commission designated five Chinese Communist Party-linked tech firms as “national security threats.” Among the companies targeted by the ban are Huawei, ZTE, Hytera Communications Corp, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, and Dahua Technology Co. “Such designations, which will extend to subsidiaries and affiliates of the targeted entities, are required under the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019,” South China Morning Post notes. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) highlighted how telecommunications products from and services provided by the aforementioned companies posed “an unacceptable risk to US national security or the security and safety of US persons.” “This
At least half of London’s boroughs rely on Chinese Communist Party-linked surveillance systems. “Freedom of information requests filed in late 2020 with all 32 London councils and the next 20 largest UK city councils found about two-thirds owned technology made by two Chinese companies accused of links to the repression of Uighurs,” Reuters notes. At least 28 councils used technology made by Hikvision, a manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance equipment with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party given its status as a state-owned company. What’s more, the company has been identified by the U.S. Department of Defense as a