UK Government Declines Hikvision, Dahua Ban

By Charles Rollet, Published Nov 16, 2021, 07:32am EST

The UK government has declined to support the Foreign Affairs Committee's June 2021 recommendation that Hikvision and Dahua be banned from the UK over their Xinjiang operations.

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The UK said it is "aware of reports" of the firms' Xinjiang "links" but did not back the ban, instead generally touting future "guidance" on excluding UK government suppliers with "sufficient evidence of human rights violations".

This is another win for the PRC companies after the government rejected a 'human rights clause' in the Surveillance Camera Code that risked blocking their sales to UK authorities. While Hikvision/Dahua UK still face human rights scrutiny, so far the UK government has rejected tough measures against them.

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** ************ ** ****, **********'* ******* ******* Committee - ************** ******** **** - wrote ** ******** ******** ********** ********* *** ***** "should *** ** ********* to ******* ****** *** UK" **** "******** **********":

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** ******, *** ** government's*******, ************, *** *********** Office(****) ****** * *****-**-*************** *** ******, ********** the *********/***** *** ********, copied ***** ** ****:

*** ** ** ***** of ******* **** **** suggested ***** ******* * number ** ******* ********** companies, ********* ********* *** Dahua, *** ***** ****** violations ** ********.

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*** **** ****** "*** UK ** ***** ** reports **** **** ********* links" ******* "* ****** of ******* ********** *********, including ********* *** *****, and ***** ****** ********** in ********".

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** *** **** ** its ********, *** **** did *** ******* ********* and ***** *** - generally - ****** ******* other ***********:

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  • *** **** **** ** is ******* ** "*** guidance" **** ***** "*******" UK ********** ******** ** "exclude ********* ***** ***** is ********** ******** ** human ****** ********** ** any ** ***** ****** chains"
  • *** **** ****** *** existing******** ******** ***** ***************** ** ******* **** which "***** *****" **** UK ********** ** ***** "need ** ******** *** risk ** ******** **** may ** ********* ** developing ************ ************ ** Xinjiang"
  • *** ********** **** **** that *** "*********** ****** Procurement **** **** ******* strengthen *** ******* ** public ****** ****** ** disqualify ********* **** ******* for ********* ***** **** have * ******* ** misconduct, ********* ****** ****** or ****** *******. ** will *** *** **** detail ** **** ** the ****** ******."

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******:*** **** ******** ** comment, ******* **** "** have ******* ******* ** add ** *** ******** FCDO ****** ******* ****** on **** ******* ******."

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*** *********'* ********** *** **********'* ******** does *** ******* *** Hikvision/Dahua ***, ***** *** one ** ** ***** recommendations.IPVM Image

*******, *** *********'******, ************ ** *** Tugendhat,**** ** ** "*************" the ** *** *** recognize * ******** ******* Uyghurs ** ******* *** 2022 ******* ******** (** the ****** *********) *** praised *** ******** ** strengthen ********** **** *** Uyghur ******** ** *** UK.

**** *** ***** *** the ********* *** ********* to ***** ******** ** the **********'* *********/***** *** rejection. ** **** ****** upon ********.

Impact: *********, ***** ***

*** ** **********'* **** substantially ******* *** ********** of ****** **** ***** banned **** *** **, at ***** *** ***. This ** ******* ******* development *** *** *** manufacturers ***** *** ** government's **** ************** * '***** ****** clause'** *** ************ ****** Code **** ***** **** seen ***** ***** ** authorities *******.

Scrutiny **** ********

***** ****** ** *********** and ********* *** ******* stricter ***** ****** ********* such ** *********,*** *************** ******* "********* ** justify", *** *** ******* Biometrics *** ************ ****** Commissioner ****** ******* *** is****** ******** *********** *********'* ******** **********.

** ***, **** **** been ************ ** ***** of ******** ******** ********** policy. *******, **********************'********** ******** *********** ********* *** ********** ***** rights ****** *****, *** chance ** ******* ********/************ remains.

Comments (4)

******: *** **** ******** to *******, ******* **** "** **** ******* ******* to *** ** *** previous **** ****** ******* issued ** **** ******* matter."

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******: ********* **** * letter ** ** ******** that **** *** "*********" about *** ***** ******:

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* ** **** **** are *********! ********* *** probably ******* ** ******. Giddy ** ******** ******....

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******: ****** *******, *** UK's ********** *** ************ Camera ************, ******* ** this *********** ******* ** doesn't *** **** "******** the ******* ***** ****** issues **** ****** *** Hikvision":

* ***’* *** *** government’s ******** ******** *** obvious ***** ****** ****** that ****** *** ********* who **** ******* *** to ***** ******** **** again *** **** *** to ****** *** *************** questions * ****** **** them ***** ***** ******** letter **** ****** ***.

* ******* *** **********’* identification ** *** **** for ******* ***** ********* and **** ** ******* closely ** *** ****** Procurement ****, ***** **** the ********* ** *** LGA’s ******** ** ***** authorities ** ***********, ******** my ************ ****** *****’* toolkit *** ******** **** the ******* ****** ***** developing *** ******** ******** to ** *** **********’* response

****** ********, ********* *** ** far ******* ** ******** answer *******'* ********* ***** its ******** **********, ********* a ******* ** **** be ****** - * condition ******* ******** ** the ******** ** ************.

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