The Times of UK, founded in 1785 with 1.6 million daily readers, has published a 2 part investigation into Hikvision's government control:
Two key quotes from the Times reporting:
Hikvision, a company controlled by the Chinese government
Hikvision grew out of China’s military surveillance wing and several high-ranking executives continue to hold positions in the Communist Party.
This is consistent with what IPVM has reported, such as Hikvision Chinese Government Origin, Hikvision and the China Communist Party, Hikvision Exec Simultaneously Chinese Government Security Leader.
Additionally, IPVM was one of the sources and was quoted in one of the reports.