3 UK members of Parliament, including 2 with direct comments to IPVM, have called for the UK government to investigate Hikvision's Xinjiang business. This video below shows Labour MP Karen Lee remarks:
This MP has publicly called for the UK government to “speak up” about Hikvision’s surveillance contracts for Xinjiang’s infamous ‘re-education camps’ and other repressive purposes in China. The MP also questioned UK government purchases of Hikvision equipment and the “security implications” of its widespread UK use. Meanwhile, in comments to IPVM, two other British MPs called for the UK government to investigate Hikvision’s Xinjiang ties and consider sanctioning the firm.
The developments show how Hikvision’s extensive Xinjiang ties could hurt its business in the UK, where it is a leading video surveillance provider. The US is already considering Xinjiang sanctions on Hikvision (and Dahua), while international pressure against companies operating in the region is ramping up.
In this note, we examine:
- Where and When the Remarks Were Made
- Full Transcript
- Other MPs Call for UK to Consider Sanctions
- Potential Consequences for Hikvision
- Likelihood of Sanctions
- Branding Impact