WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, a person briefed on the matter said, the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on Chinese companies as trade friction between the world’s top two economies escalates.
Hikvision was named in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s top advisers last month, signed by more than 40 lawmakers, which called for tighter U.S. export controls over China’s treatment of its Uighurs in Xinjiang in western China.
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The restrictions, which according to the source are among several options being considered by the Trump administration, would severely limit Hikvision’s ability to buy U.S. technology from American companies.
The Department of Commerce declined to comment.
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The United States placed Huawei Technologies on a trade blacklist last week, making it extremely difficult for U.S. firms to do business with the world’s largest telecom network gear maker, in a major escalation in the trade war.
China and the U.S. have escalated tariff increases on each other’s products after trade talks to resolve their dispute broke down, and the acrimony has intensified since Washington last week blacklisted Huawei.
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