Hikvision Admits Sanctions Harming Its Financial Performance

By Charles Rollet, Published on Mar 27, 2020

While Hikvision initially downplayed being sanctioned for human rights abuses, the company is now admitting a significant impact in a new PRC government filing that IPVM has reviewed.

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Inside this note, we examine Hikvision's previous claims, what it's saying now, and what this means for the company overall.

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