PRC Enacts "Anti-Foreign Sanctions" Law, Targeting Families

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet, Published Jun 11, 2021, 07:51am EDT

The PRC has enacted an 'anti-foreign sanctions' law that creates countermeasures on those who 'directly or indirectly participate' in following sanctions against PRC companies such as those the US has implemented against Dahua and Hikvision.

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This law empowers PRC government officials to target not only the organizations and executives who do this but their families as well.

Inside this note, we examine how this new PRC law risks impacting industry organizations ranging from Intel, NVIDIA, Google to even ONVIF and SIA who recently expelled Dahua in what Dahua alleges is because of US sanctions.

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*******, *** *** ****** the *** ** ******** people's "******* *** ********* family *******":

第五条 除根据本法第四条规定列入反制清单的个人、组织以外,国务院有关部门还可以决定对下列个人、组织采取反制措施:一)列入反制清单个人的配偶和直系亲属;

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*** ********* ******* *** visa ****, *** ***** freezes, *** ******* *** transactions **** *** *******, along **** *********** "***** necessary ********":

(一)不予签发签证、不准入境、注销签证或者驱逐出境;

(二)查封、扣押、冻结在我国境内的动产、不动产和其他各类财产;

(三)禁止或者限制我国境内的组织、个人与其进行有关交易、合作等活动;

(四)其他必要措施。

(*) *** ******* *****, denying *****, ********* *****, or ***********;

(*) *******, *******, ** freezing ******* ********, **** estate, *** *** ***** types ** ******** ****** the [********] ********* ** our *******;

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*** ********* ********** *** broadly ******* ******** *********** *********, *** ********* family ******* ** *** something ** ********* *******. Moreover, ****** *** ****** List ********* ******* ** Dahua *** *********, ***** PRC ********* ** ******* enabling *** *** ** shut **** *** ******* targeted **** ***** *** business ** *** ***.

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PRC *** *******

*** *** ** ***** to ******* ****** ** (and**** **) ********* ******* *** companies *** ********* ********* ****** ****** ** Xinjiang,******* ** **** ****,****** ********* *****, ***, ******* *** PRC "*******" **** "***** politics":

第三条 中华人民共和国反对霸权主义和强权政治,反对任何国家以任何借口、任何方式干涉中国内政。

外国国家违反国际法和国际关系基本准则,以各种借口或者依据其本国法律对我国进行遏制、打压,对我国公民、组织采取歧视性限制措施,干涉我国内政的,我国有权采取相应反制措施。

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*** *** *** ********* as *** ***** ************** extends, ****** **** ***** back, *****'* *****-**-***** ********, e.g.******** *** *** ****** *** ********* ****** from ** ********** (********* Hikvision). "*** ****** ** based ** *****’* ***** policies,"***** *** ************* ******* **** ******** ***** ******* ****.

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**** ***** ******** *** PRC **** ***** **** on ********* *********, ***********, and ************* ****** **** all ***** ********* **** US *********. *******, *** law ***** **** * wide *** *** ************** is ********* ** *******.

Microsoft, *****, ******, ***** **** ******* ****

******* **** ********* **** follow ** ********* *** at ****. *** *******,****** ******* ********* **** the ****** **** *****, ***** ********* ********** to ** *********:

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****** ******************** ***********, ***************** ******** **** *** *** own **. *****, ******, Microsoft, *** **** ***** US ***** ********** *** millions ** ******* ******* ** ************ ** ******** ******** *** ** US *********.

SIA, *****, ***** ** ****

**** ***-****** ************* **** SIA *** ** ****. Dahua ****** *** ** Entity **** ********* ** the ***** ********'* *********, ********:

*** *** ****** ** us **** *** ********** for *** ******** ** the **** **** ***** is ** *** *.*. Entity ****.

*****'* ********* *** ****** reported ** *** ******** (e.g.,***,***,********* ******) ******** *********** ******** attention **** ***** ******* is "****** ******" *** "not ***** ** *** evidence-gathering ******."

***** *** ******** ** comment ** *** ***** of *** ********, **** one ** *** ***'* largest ********** ********* ****** SIA *** ******* ** based ** ** *********, risks *** ********** *** their ******** ***** ******** by *** ********** *********.

***** ** ** ********* ***************** *** ***** **** conforming *** ** *********, with ***** ********** ****:

*****'* ******** ********* *********** have *** *******. ******** April *, **** ********* listed ** *** *** cannot ****** *** *********** and **** ** ******* to *** **** ********* as *** ***** ******* claiming *********** *** ******** not ********* ********** ***********. [****: *** stands *** ****** ************** Regulations,*** ****** **** ** part ** *** ***]

***** ** **** ** risk, ** *** *** targets **** ***** *** "indirectly" ********** ** *********, meaning ***** *************, *********, researchers, *** ****** **** provide **** ** *** evidence *** ***** ********* could ** ********.

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*** *** *** ********** dozens ** ****, ***********, activists, *** ****** ***** December ****, ********* ******* Marco ***** *** ***** an "****-***** ****", ***** Rights ***** *** "******* acts ** **** **** affairs", *** ****, ********* to ********* ***** ***********:

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**** *** **** ********** the ***'* **** ** formalize *** *******-****** *** sanctions ******.

Possible ******* - ******** ** ********

*** *** **** *** PRC ******* ** ******* this *** ** ******* but *** *** ****** countermeasures ******* *********, **********, and **** ***** ******** present * *********** ****.

**** ***** ********* ** sanctions ** ****** *** PRC ********** * ******** tool ** ********* ********* to **** ********* ** even ******* ** *********. Governments, ***********, *** ***** may **** ******* ** refusing ** ******* ** sanctions *** **** ** PRC ***************.

****** *** **** *** PRC's ********* ** ******** as ****** *** ******* greater ******* ** ******* measures ******* *** ***.

******** **** *** ***** administrations ********* *** ********, at *** **** *****, this ** * **** that ** / *** tension ** ******.

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*** *** ** ** PRC: "**** ***** ****** unethical ******."

*** ** *****: "**** up ** ** **** punish **** ******* *** families."

*** *** ** ******* the ***** **** **** clearly *** ** ********. The ********** ***** ** advancing.

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*** ****** ** * short ****, **** ** novel *******, ****** ****** **** **** site. ***?

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***** **** ! ***. That **** *** * million ******** *** **** and **** ****** ******** reports ** **** ********.

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**, ******. ***, *** Reuters ***** *** ** aspect ** *** *** cover, *.*., **** *** law *** ****** ******* any ****** ****** *** it *** *** *** well **** ****, ********* this ** ***** *****:

*** ******** ***** ******* of ******** **** *** members *** ******* ** the **** ** ************ about *** ******* ** the ****.

"***** ***** ** ** in * *****. **** action ** *** ********* to ********** ******* ********** or ********** ********* **** increasingly **** **** **** will ** **** ** sacrificial ***** ** * game ** ********* *****," Joerg ******, *** *******'* president, **** *******.

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*** *** *** ******* us ******** **** ** wouldn't ******* ****** **** a ********* ******. * read ******* **** **** and ******* ** ****** " ****, ** **** (The **** ********) ****** the *** ** *** any ***********? " **** they ***'* **** ** the *** ** ***** their **** *** ********** acts *** ****** **'* own ****** **** **** are ********* ***** * democratic ********. *** * would **** **** ** interesting **** ** **** did **** **** ******** into ***** *** ********** who ** ******'* ****** this **** ** ******** from.... **** ******* ***** may ** ********* ***** on ****** *** ****** between **** *** ***** own ********** ********** **** passionate ******* **** ***** produced (***** ***** *** government) ** *** ****** we *** ******* *** PRC. ******* ** ** how ***** ************* *** in **** ********...

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*** *** *** ******* us ******** **** ** wouldn't ******* ****** **** a ********* ******.

**'* ********* ****. * new *** *** ****** and ** ******* ** in ******.

*** * ***** **** that ** *********** **** if **** *** **** real ******** **** ***** own ********** *** ** wouldn't ****** **** **** of ******** ****....

**** **** ** ********? What? * ***. ***, if ***** ** **** a *** **** ** are *******, ****** *******.

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"** ***** ** **** a *** **** ** are *******, ****** *******."

****** ** **** *** and ****** ** ***.

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*** **** ** * hypothetical **********, **** ** evidence, **** **** * ask *** ** ******* evidence ** **** ** your **********, *** ********* us *** *** ***** our ***?

** *** ****** **** to ********* **, *** find *** ******** **** supports **** **********, *** then *** *** **** how ** *** *** do *** ***. *********, it's **** ********.

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* ****, ******* ***, the ******* ****** ** back ** *****. **** job...

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******: **** ******, ************ for *** *** ******* Ministry,*********** ******** **** *** business ********* ** ******* the *** ****-********* *** "provides *********** ***** ***********" and "***** **** **** its **** ***** *** we **** ****** ********* to ******** ****** ******** environment *** ******* *********".

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**** ******* **** ****, ***** * ********* camera *** * *** flag ** *** ***** for **, ************ *****:

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***, ** **** *** the **** ******* ****** you **** ***? *** visuals *** **** *******. Visited ** ******** ** a ***** ********* *********** last **** *** * new ******* ****** *** they **** *** ***** and ******* ******* ** expanding ***** ********* ********* for *** ***** ******** aspect ** *** *******. We **** ******* ** the ********* ******* ****** involved **** ****** ******* with *** *** *** received *** "***** ****" back, **** ** **** speaking *******... * *** need ** **** **** and *** **** ******* artist **** **** ** to **** ********** *** situation.

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