May 05, 2022

U.S. considers imposing sanctions on China's Hikvision

Source: Reuters

Journalist: Reuters

Experts say the possible sanctions would increase tensions with China.

"Putting Hikvision on the SDN list, if that is indeed what they are planning to do, is a significant escalation," said Emily Kilcrease, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and former deputy assistant U.S. Trade Representative.

"While human rights issues are very much on the top of the Biden administration agenda, I thought their approach would be more calibrated," Kilcrease said, adding that she would expect the move against Hikvision to be saved for deployment in the case of a more active conflict with China.

Hikvision already faces U.S. export and investment restrictions.

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  • Emily Kilcrease

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Emily Kilcrease is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at CNAS. Her research focuses on the U.S.-China economic relationship; alignment...