The U.S. Department of Commerce added in the “black list” of 33 Chinese businesses and organizations
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it has made in the “black list” of 33 Chinese businesses and organizations, which, in the opinion of the American authorities, are relevant to the infringement of the rights of the Muslim population in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region of China or threaten the national security of the United States.
Seven companies and two companies were included in the list for “complicity in human rights violations and abuses committed during the Chinese campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detentions, forced labour and high-tech surveillance of Uighurs” and representatives of other national minorities in Xinjiang. More than 20 companies and government departments of China included in the list for liaison with the Chinese military, as they perform trading operations and in the interests of China’s military, said in a statement the Ministry of trade.
It is noted that included in the list of legal entities imposes restrictions on the purchase of American goods and goods produced abroad with American involvement, and American technology.
Foreign media reporting the new Washington’s move, pay attention that the statement of the Ministry of trade sanctions coincides with the consideration held in Beijing session of the national people’s Congress of the draft law on “enforcement mechanism for national security” in Hong Kong.
US authorities condemn the intention of Beijing to adopt a new national security law for Hong Kong, considering the initiative a serious blow to the autonomy of the special administrative region, said US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
“The decision to circumvent reliably used legislative processes in Hong Kong and to ignore the will of its inhabitants will be the death knell of the high degree of autonomy, which Beijing promised Hong Kong the joint Chinese-British Declaration on the transfer of Hong Kong, certified by the UN,” the statement said Pompeo. He said: “Any decision infringing the autonomy and freedom of Hong Kong is guaranteed under the joint Sino-British Declaration on the transfer of Hong Kong and the Basic law (Hong Kong), will inevitably affect our attitude to the principle of “one country, two systems” and the status of this territory”.