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Do you know why the US sanctions #Hikvision?

Hikvision is too powerful. Within a few years, the Chinese company topped its US competitor Honeywell to become the world's No.1. When the US can't compete, they invent genocide bullshit and drives its rival out of the market.
Before 2000, the global market of the video surveillance security were dominated by the US companies Honeywell, Tyco, German company Bosch. In 2001, China established a company called Hikvision specializing in surveillance equipment. Six years later in 2007,
the Chinese company entered the A&S selection of the top 50 global security companies. By 2015, Hikvision progressed to the global No. 1.

According to the 2015 global surveillance equipment market report released by HIS in July 2016, in the field of CCTV and video surveillance, Image
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小 thread: Yesterday, a police bureau in Inner Mongolia released over 90 hi-def wanted photos of people gathering to protest : archive.is/cUlbM
“solemnly urge the following personnel to surrender.”
Protests in China (which administers Inner Mongolia) are rare because surveillance is total, the crackdown is swift, and participation can be life-altering. These wanted pics linked by rights group SMHRIC to this protest:
The images are clear, some look like headshots. Why such great pictures? A very good surveillance system, made by #Hikvision . This 视侦通 software is commonly purchased as part of packages by Chinese police.
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The DOJ filed a motion to bar #Huawei's defense lawyer James Cole from repping Hauwei in the DOJ's case against them.

James Cole is currently a partner at #SidleyAustin and was formerly Deputy Attorney General from 2011 to 2015 in #Obama's administration.
DOJ didn't say why they wanted him off the case, but while he was Deputy AG, the US government was collecting info & looking into if/how Huawei was violating US sanctions by doing business with #Iran.
BTW.....Sidley Austin is where Obama met Michelle. They also lobby for #China's spying outfit #Hikvision.

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1/n I missed this news when if first came out. #Hikvision and #Dahua are not just selling cameras to #Xinjiang re-education gulag. Through public-private partnerships under SOE parent company they are managing surveillance networks for cities and. . . bit.ly/2QOB415#
2/n wiring up mosques with facial recognition and even operating XJ re-education internment camps. Hikvision, Dahua, #Huawei, #ZTE: the nexus of CCP control, large PRC tech firms, domestic abuses, international ops becoming major issue for these companies overseas and ...
3 / n a potentially pressure on CCP and PRC tech cos against abusing Uyghurs. Already Hikvision's Chinese investers reportedly concerned about its complicity in Xinjiang concentration camps leading to internatl sanctions and loss of western markets @XJscholars @UyghurProject
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