U.S. to blacklist new Chinese companies for human rights violations in Xinjiang

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to blacklist more than 10 Chinese companies as early as Friday over alleged human rights abuses and high-tech surveillance in Xinjiang, two sources told Reuters.

One source said the U.S. Commerce Department would blacklist 14 more Chinese companies.

The White House declined to comment. China’s Foreign Ministry said China would take all necessary measures to protect its companies.

Blacklisted companies are required to apply for U.S. Department of Commerce licenses and are subject to strict scrutiny when they ask for permission to obtain products from U.S. suppliers.