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Trade war

US sanctions 8 China tech companies over role in Xinjiang abuses

AI and video surveillance groups 'implicated in human rights violations'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) --The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday placed 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies - including video surveillance company Hikvision and seven other companies - on a U.S. trade blacklist over Beijing's treatment of Uighur Muslims and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities.

Those added to the so-called "Entity List" include the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region People's Government Public Security Bureau, 19 subordinate government agencies and eight commercial firms, according to a Commerce Department filing.

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