U.S. government imposes trade sanctions against China

U.S. government imposes trade sanctions against China

In the U.S., the government decided to impose sanctions against some Chinese entities, explaining that they undermine national security.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US government has imposed trade sanctions against more than fifty Chinese entities involved in human rights abuses, the theft of trade secrets in the United States and Chinese expansion in the region.

The U.S. is imposing new restrictions against certain actors that undermine our national security and foreign policy interests. In particular, the U.S. Department of Commerce has added 59 entities from the PRC to its Export Control List,” said the head of the State Department.

In particular, four entities from China were blacklisted for providing DNA test materials and high-tech equipment to the PRC government, which was a manifestation of significant human rights violations in China. Another 19 individuals were on the sanctions list for their involvement in the theft of trade secrets of U.S. corporations. As Pompeo stressed, this undermined, among other things, U.S. efforts to counter illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive materials.

Separate restrictions were imposed on 36 entities for their activities related to PRC expansion in the South China Sea, including shipbuilding research institutes, Chinese naval production support facilities and communications companies.

The Communist Party of China’s malicious activities at home and abroad harm U.S. interests and undermine the sovereignty of our allies and partners. The United States will use all available countermeasures, including actions to prevent Chinese companies and institutions from exploiting U.S. goods and technology for malicious purposes,” said the U.S. Secretary of State in this regard.