USA blacklists Chinese entities that 'abuse' Muslims

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US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang

There have also been reports of other human rights abuses, such as the installation of spyware on the phones of Uyghur Muslim and placing Uyghur Muslims into "re-education" camps.

Geng Shuang, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, said the USA has no right to interfere in Xinjiang's internal affairs and denied there are human rights issues in the region. The organisations include both government agencies and eight businesses specialising in surveillance equipment.

"We invite others to join the worldwide effort to demand and compel an immediate end to China's horrific campaign of repression", he said.

China will continue to take firm and resolute measures to protect its sovereign security, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang was quoted by Reuters as telling a regular media briefing without elaborating.

The move comes as the US and China are engaged in a heated trade war that continues to escalate despite more than a dozen rounds of negotiation since it started more than a year ago.

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Hikvision said Monday it respects human rights and opposes the Trump administration's decision.

While US officials said the announcement was not tied to this week's resumption of trade talks with China, the announcement set the tone for a potentially more-aggressive positioning from Washington.

Megvii said only one percent of its revenue in 2018 was from projects in Xinjiang, while no revenue at all was generated from the region in the first six months of 2019.

They included listed-firms like iFlytek, Hikvision, Dahua Technology and Xiamen Meiya Pico.

The possibility, nearly particular to draw a intelligent response from Beijing, targets 20 Chinese public security bureaus and eight corporations including video surveillance firm Hikvision, in addition to to leaders in facial recognition abilities SenseTime Neighborhood Ltd and Megvii Technology Ltd.

None of the other companies had immediate comment.

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Listed firms including iFlytek, Hikvision and Dahua halted stock trading in the morning session on Tuesday. Some American officials worry they might erode USA industrial leadership. "The measures taken by China to eliminate extremism from the roots are fully in line with Chinese law and global practice", he said.

The Commerce Department is claiming that China's policies in combating terrorism and extremists is an abuse of human rights.

Hikvision, with a market impress of about $42 billion, calls itself the realm's finest maker of video surveillance gear.

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Several of the blacklisted firms issued statements slamming the decision. "It now looks less likely". "That's why China has put more than one million Uighur Muslims ... in internment camps and is why it throws Christian pastors in jail".

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