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USA expands list of blacklisted companies

The US has again blacklisted 23 Chinese companies. Fourteen companies are accused by the US Department of Commerce of participating in Beijing’s repression in Xinjiang, including mass internment and surveillance of members of the Uighur, Kazakh and other Muslim minorities. The ministry’s statement on the matter also makes use of the term “genocide” regard Xinjiang. Five other Chinese companies were put on the list for their involvement in the modernization of China’s armed forces. China protested the sanctioning, which a spokesman for Beijing’s Ministry of Commerce called “unjustified oppression of Chinese companies,” the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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