The US Department of Commerce has added 11 more Chinese companies to its list of people implicated in human rights abuses, CNET reported. The violations include attacks against Muslim minority groups. One of them, Nanchang O-Film Tech, is known to have associations with Apple.
the Department of Commerce said the group of 11 companies that have supported “arbitrary mass detention, forced labor, involuntary collection of biometric data and DNA analysis” targeting Uyghurs and other minority groups will face restrictions on American products, including technology. “Beijing actively promotes the reprehensible practice of forced labor and abusive systems of DNA collection and analysis to suppress its citizens,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement Monday. “This action will ensure that our goods and technologies are not used in the contemptible offensive of the Chinese Communist Party against the defenseless Muslim minority populations.