US Senator Calls Hikvision and Dahua “Puppets of the Chinese Communist Party”, Urges Sanctions
By: Charles Rollet, Published on Feb 07, 2019
Tom Cotton, Republican senator from Arkansas, has publicly called Hikvision and Dahua “puppets of the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army” and urged the US government to sanction them for their extensive involvement in the Chinese region of Xinjiang.
Cotton’s speech comes only about a week after 3 British MPs called for Parliament to investigate Hikvision over its Xinjiang ties. Cotton went significantly further, directly urging sanctions that would “deny [Hikvision and Dahua] access to Western markets”.