- Pentagon Lists Additional 11 Companies in US as Being Under Control of Chinese Military
Pentagon Lists Additional 11 Companies In US As Being Under Control Of Chinese Military
Faizan Hashmi 6 months ago Fri 28th August 2020 | 11:26 PM
The US government has released the names of 11 additional Chinese companies operating in the United States that are allegedly owned or controlled by the People's Liberation Army, the Department of Defense said in a statement on Friday
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 28th August, 2020) The US government has released the names of 11 additional Chinese companies operating in the United States that are allegedly owned or controlled by the People's Liberation Army, the Department of Defense said in a statement on Friday.
"Today, the Department of Defense released the names of additional 'Communist Chinese military companies' operating directly or indirectly in the United States in accordance with the statutory requirement of Section 1237 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999, as amended," the statement said.
According to reports, while the designation does not invoke any immediate penalties, it does allow for financial sanctions in the future.
The Pentagon's list is the result of a request by a bipartisan group of US Senators, who argue that China's military recruits civilian entities to obtain access to advanced technologies and expertise.
The original list of 20 firms, unveiled in June, included telecom giant Huawei, video surveillance company Hikvision and the China Mobile Communications Group.
The list of 11 new designees includes: China Communications Construction Company (CCCC); China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT); China Spacesat; China United Network Communications Group Co Ltd; China Electronics Corporation (CEC); China National Chemical Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (CNCEC); China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina); Sinochem Group Co Ltd; China State Construction Group Co., Ltd.; China Three Gorges Corporation Limited; China Nuclear Engineering & Construction Corporation (CNECC).