The United States has imposed sanctions on China, Myanmar and North Korea
Friday – 6 Jumata I 1443 AH – 10 December 2021 AD
US Treasury (AP)
Washington: Asharq al-Awsat Online.
On Friday, the United States imposed sanctions on dozens of people and companies linked to China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh for human rights abuses, and added to the Chinese artificial intelligence group “SenseTime”‘s investment block.
Canada and Britain have joined the United States in imposing sanctions on human rights abuses in Myanmar, while Washington imposed the first new sanctions on North Korea under President Joe Biden, targeting the military and other organizations in Myanmar at international human rights events. Day.
“The actions we have taken today, especially those with the United Kingdom and Canada, send the message that democracies around the world are working against those who abuse state power to cause suffering and enforce repression,” said Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally. Adimo said. Reuters news agency.
The U.S. Treasury said in a statement that it had added Chinese intelligence agency “SenseTime” to its list of “China military-industrial complexes”, accusing it of developing facial recognition software that pays special attention to Uyghurs and identifies a person’s race.
As a result, the company will be barred from investing by US investors.
UN experts and human rights organizations have detained more than a million people, mostly Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, for years in a vast camp complex in western China’s Xinjiang region.
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