China's Hikvision assures human rights compliance

Business | 24 May 2019 6:52 pm

Chinese surveillance equipment maker Hikvision says it takes U.S. concerns about its business "very seriously'' and is taking measures to ensure it complies with human rights standards. 
The statement today comes amid allegations the company facilitates mass surveillance in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang and could be targeted by Washington in a trade war with China. 
Activists have been urging the U.S. and other countries to sanction China over repression of members of Muslim minority ethnic groups in Xinjiang, where an estimated 1 million people are being detained in re-education camps. 
The New York Times reported the U.S. Commerce Department might put Hikvision on its "entity list,'' restricting its business with U.S. companies. 
In its statement, the company said it had "engaged with the U.S. government regarding all of this since last October.''-AP


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