UK Warns Against China Security Tech

By Robert Wren Gordon, Published Mar 30, 2021, 08:48am EDT

The UK Government has warned against PRC technology, citing Xinjiang and security risk. IPVM reviews what was said and evaluates the potential risk to Hikvision and other PRC-based video surveillance companies with UK operations.

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The international businesses of PRC-based video surveillance companies, particularly in markets such as Australia, the EU, the UK, and the US, are increasingly at risk due to political tensions with the PRC government and alleged technological vulnerabilities. Inside this report, IPVM examines the UK Government's hardening stance towards China security tech.

For recent IPVM UK-related coverage, please see:

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***** *******, **. ******* ***** called *** *** ***, declaring ******* **** *** PRC—along **** ****, ***** Korea, *** ******—*** **** engaged ** "******* ********:"

***** ** *** *******, the **** *** ********* the ****** ************ ** four ****** – ***** Korea, ****, ***** *** Russia - *** ****** undertaken ******* ******** ** cyberspace.

*** **** ***** ********** that ***** *********, ********* China, ******** ** **** a "******" ** *** UK, ************ **** ******* to ******** ************** *** data **********.

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Cabinet ******: "***** **** ******** *** ******* *****-***** ****** ** *** **’* ******** ********"

** *******, ***** **, the ******* ******, * part ** *** ******* executive, ******** * ***-*********************** **** ** **** as *** **'* **** in *** ***** *** discussing *** ** **********'* priorities.

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*** *******, ** * section ******** "*** ********* continuities *** ******* ** our ********," *** ******* Office ****** **** *** PRC ***** * "******** challenge" ** *** **'* security:

*****: ** **** ** more ** ***** ** China’s ******* ****** ** many ******* ** *** lives ** ** ******* more ******** ** *** world. ** **** ****** in ******** *****-****** ************, through ***** ** **** develop * ****** ************* of ***** *** *** people,improving *** ******* ** ******* ** *** ******** ********* **** ***** ***** ** *** ********, ********** *** ****** - *** ***** ** *** ****** *** ********. We will continue to pursue a positive trade and investment relationship with China, while ensuring our national security and values are protected. We will also cooperate with China in tackling transnational challenges such as climate change. [emphasis added]

***** ** "*** ** in *** *****: * European ******* **** ****** interests," *** ******* ********** labels ***** ** "*** biggest *****-***** ******" *** denounces *** "***** ****** violations ** ********:"

China **** ******** *** ******* *****-***** ****** ** *** **’* ******** ********.

The ** *** ********* ** *****’* *******. . . ** ******** ******* ******** ** ****** **** ******* ************* *** ******* ********* ** *** ********* **** ****. [emphasis added]

*** ** **********'* ******** in ******** ** ****** problematic *** ***** *** Hikvision. ************** ********** *********'* ******* ********** in ******** ** **** as*****'* ****** ****** *********.

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** ******, ***** **, the **'********, ************ & *********** Office(******* ********** ** *** US ***** **********)********* *********** ******* **** ******, the ******** *****, *** the ** ******* ***** entities **** ** ******* as "************ ** ***** human ****** ********** ** Xinjiang."

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******** *** ** ********* only ***** ** *** Public ******** ****** ** the ******** ********** *** Construction ***** *** **** PRC ***********, *** **'* Foreign ********* (********) **** the ***** ** ******* that ** *** ******* to ***** ********** ****** to ****** ********** **** doing ******** ** *** UK:

**, ** *******, * announced * ******* ** measures ** **** ****** that ** ******* *************, government ** ******* ******, deliberately ** *************, *** profit **** ***** ****** violations ******* *** ******* or ***** **********, *** thatno ********** ********* **** *** ********** ***** *** ** ******** ** *** **. [emphasis added]

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** ******, ***** **, the *** ********* ** the **'* ********* **** its **********-*********, ******* *** ** to "*** ** ******* down *** ***** ****."

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*** *** ********** **** entities *** **** ******* of **********, ************ **** ****** *****(********), * ****** ****** of *** **'* ****** Conservative *****, *** "*********** spread[ing] **** *** **************" over "*** **-****** ***** rights ****** ** ********."

Hikvision, ***** ****

** ********* *****, ***************** *** ********* *** of ***** *** ********** Hikvision ********* ** ******.

***** *****½-****** ********* ******* ******* ********** for ** ********:

***** ********, *** ******* Office's, ******* *********'*, *** NCSC's ********** **** ** the ***** ** **** 10 **** ****** * material ********* **** *** PRC ************* **** ** Dahua *** ********* ** the **.

*********,********* ****************************, *********, *** ****** as ***** ***** ********* whose ************ *** ***** singled *** ** *** UK ********** *** ********* restrictions.

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** ** *** **, Dahua's *** *********'* ** business ** ***** ****** in *** ****-**** *** to *** *** *********' links ** ********, ****** oppression, *** *** *** government ** *******. ***************, more *** **** ***** is ***** ******* ** human ****** ****** ** Xinjiang, ************ ** ******, where ********* *** ****** have ******** **** ******* by ************* ******** ******* ******* ****** ******, ************.

***** ******* *** ** nor *** ******** ***** has ******** * ******* ban ** ***** ** Hikvision ******* ** ****** to**** *** **** *********** in *** **, ** ********** **** senior ** ***** ******** such ** **. **** and **. ******* *** to ** ***** *********, then *** ** *** very **** ** ***** to *********** *** *** and/or ******** ** *** manufacturers' *********.

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