Drone Company DJI Added to U.S. Economic Blacklist

The United States government added Chinese drone juggernaut SZ DJI Technology to its economic blacklist along with dozens of other Chinese companies on Friday morning.

The United States government added Chinese drone juggernaut SZ DJI Technology to its economic blacklist along with dozens of other Chinese companies on Friday morning.

In a statement, the US Commerce Department said it was adding DJI, which is the world’s largest dronemaker, along with AGCU Scientech, China National Scientific Instruments and Materials and Kuang-Chi Group because the four companies “enabled wide-scale human rights abuses within China through abusive genetic collection and analysis or high-technology surveillance.”

The department also said that, in some cases, the four Chinese companies had “facilitated the export of items by China that aid repressive regimes around the world, contrary to U.S. foreign policy interests.”

Earlier in the day, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said during a broadcast interview with Fox Business Network that the Trump administration also included Chinese chipmaker SMIC to the trade blacklist in order to prevent their access to more advanced US technology.


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