Quote of the Day: Hikvision and Dahua Claim to “Support the Ten Principles of the U.N. Global Compact on Human Rights, Labour, Environment, and Anti-Corruption”

China Digital Times 2024

April 12, 2024 | China Digital Times

Two Chinese manufacturers of video surveillance equipment—state-owned Hikvision and publicly traded company Dahua Technology—have joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in an attempt to burnish their reputations, which have been  severely undermined by evidence that the companies have contributed to human rights abuses of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Both companies have been subject to restrictions by the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada for facilitating the oppression of Uyghurs by providing “highly invasive” surveillance equipment to the Chinese Party-state, underpinning their complicity in what the United Nation’s top human rights body has called possible “crimes against humanity.” Many activists have called for a complete ban on the two companies, and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has strongly urged the UNGC to expel Chinese tech companies that have facilitated genocidal policies in Xinjiang. 

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