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The United States sanctioned 11 Chinese companies for “participating” in the violation of human rights in Xinjiang

Eleven Chinese companies were sanctioned by the US Department of Commerce’s Industry and Security Bureau on Monday for their “involvement” in “raids, arbitrary mass arrests, forced labor, and involuntary data collection” on their sanctioned biometrics and genetic tests “against the Uyghur Muslim minority in Xinjiang, China .

“Beijing is actively promoting the practice of forced labor and abusive DNA collection and analysis systems to oppress its citizens,” said US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

“This action will ensure that our goods and technologies are not used in the Chinese Communist Party’s abhorrent offensive against defenseless Muslim minorities,” he continued.

The United States sanctioned 11 Chinese companies for “participating” in the violation of human rights in Xinjiang
The United States sanctioned 11 Chinese companies for “participating” in the violation of human rights in Xinjiang

The Department of Commerce said in a statement that these companies have been restricted from accessing American-made items, including technology, because their companies are “blacklisted.” The Department of Commerce has already put 37 other Chinese companies on the list to “allow China to act in Xinjiang”.

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