The Commerce Department added 33 organizations of the PRC in the sanctions list

on Friday, may 22, the U.S. Department of Commerce added in the sanctions list of 33 organizations, China: 24 – as a threat to U.S. national security, nine for violation of human rights. This information appeared on the website of the Department.

As noted, these organizations and companies will be denied access to American technology and the export and re-export of products the United States without special permission of the Department.

In the sanctions list was the Institute of forensic science of the Ministry of public security of China and eight Chinese companies, whose names are not given.

According to the Ministry of Commerce, the organization participated in human rights violations and abuses that have occurred in the Chinese repressive campaign of mass arrests, forced labour and supervision for the ethnic Kazakhs, Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region.

Also added to the list 24 government and commercial organizations, “participating in activities contrary to the interests of national security or foreign policy of the United States of America.” These are the businesses that are based in China, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands, said RIA Novosti. In the sanctions list includes research centers and hi-tech companies (e.g., Beijing Jincheng Huanyu Electronics, Beijing Cloudmind Technology Co, Beijing computational science).

Western Countries and various humanitarian organizations have repeatedly criticized the actions of the Chinese authorities towards the Muslim population of Xinjiang. In response to this, the official Beijing said that in “re-education” the Uighurs will learn new skills that they need in order to find a good job. In a report published at the end of August 2018, the experts of the UN Committee on the elimination of racial discrimination reported that “perevoplotilsya camps” in The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region of China can contain about 1 million ethnic Uighurs. Chinese foreign Ministry responded that the information about the content of the Uighurs is not true and nothing is confirmed.