The United States bans Chinese drone company DJI
The United States bans Chinese drone company DJI

On Friday, the United States placed China's largest drone maker, China DJI, on the US government's economic blacklist, along with dozens of other Chinese companies.

Reuters reported earlier that dozens of Chinese companies have joined the so-called list of companies, including the largest manufacturer of chips in China, SMIC.

The department added 11 companies at the minimum wage to prevent them from using the latest American technology. The move is seen as the latest move by President Trump to consolidate his radical legacy against China.

Trade Minister Wilbur Ross on Friday criticized what he called "Chinese surveillance" to target Xinjiang citizens and beyond.

Department of Commerce, DJI, AGCU Scientech, Chinese Scientific Instruments and Materials and Hong Chi Group have completed. Because these four companies allow the Chinese government to use offensive gene collection and analysis or high-tech monitoring of human rights violations in China to a large extent.

The ministry's statement highlighted how the four companies are making technology available to the Chinese government for use in Muslim detention centers in Xinjiang.

The ministry also said that contrary to US foreign policy interests, these four companies have in some cases promoted the export of Chinese materials, which helped suppress regulations around the world.

The US government has previously expressed concern about DJI and other Chinese drone manufacturers.

The US Department of the Interior announced in January that it had discontinued its fleet of approximately 800 Chinese-made drones, and had previously halted additional purchases of those drones.

In May 2019, the US Department of Homeland Security warned US companies about the risks to corporate data posed by Chinese-made drones.

DJI said that while the Americans were added to the Commerce Department's list of companies, they could still buy and operate aircraft and other products.

"DJI is disappointed by the US Department of Commerce decision. US customers can continue to buy and use products naturally. DJI remains committed to developing innovative products in the industry that will benefit the world," she added.

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