As pressure mounts for companies to stop doing business in China’s Xinjiang region amid a severe human rights crisis, IPVM has found Infinova sold a video management system for “smart cities” in Xinjiang last year and has won substantial surveillance deals with authorities there in the past.
The US-based manufacturer denies that any of its systems are currently being used in the region’s notorious re-education camps – where up to one million civilians have been detained – or other “sensitive” areas. Infinova deleted all mentions of its Xinjiang projects on its Chinese website shortly after IPVM contacted them for this story.
Infinova’s Xinjiang business dealings expose it to scrutiny from US lawmakers, activists, and others due to an international outcry over the Chinese government’s campaign of mass surveillance and detentions in Xinjiang.
In this note, IPVM examines Infinova’s Xinjiang activities and possible repercussions, including:
- Infinova’s Xinjiang deals
- Infinova’s sudden deletion of all Xinjiang mentions on its website
- US sanctions applicability and other impacts
- Infinova’s response to IPVM
- Risk of doing business in Xinjiang