The United States Sanctions China Communications Construction and Other Large Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

The US State Department announced on Wednesday that it will impose visa sanctions and export bans on Chinese state-owned enterprises and executives active in the disputed area of ​​the South China Sea, including China Communications Construction Group. China Communications Group is the main contractor of Xi Jinping’s One Belt One Road initiative.

The United States announced that it will impose sanctions on 24 Chinese companies involved in construction projects in disputed areas in the South China Sea, including 5 subsidiaries of China Communications Construction. These companies will be included in the sanctions list, and without a license, American companies cannot provide them with technologies originating from the United States. In addition, the United States has also cancelled the qualifications for US visa applications for these corporate executives. The United States accused them of participating in the malicious activities of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

David Stilwellhas, Assistant Secretary of State of the United States Department of State, said that China Communications Construction and other companies operating in Southeast Asian waters are “modern East India Company” and are the muscle of China’s colonial expansion.

Just as the Chinese Navy was conducting military exercises near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the US State Department announced on the 26th that it would impose visa restrictions on Chinese citizens assisting the CCP in the implementation of militarized facilities in the South China Sea; the US Department of Commerce also announced that 24 Chinese state-owned enterprises would be added to export control entities. The list includes 5 subsidiaries of “China Communications Construction”.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated in a press release that since 2013, China has used state-owned enterprises to implement dredging and reclamation in disputed areas in the South China Sea, over 3,000 acres (1214 hectares), destabilizing the region, trampling on the sovereignty of neighboring countries, and Cause immeasurable environmental damage.

The U.S. once again added 24 Chinese companies to the sanctions list

Pompeo pointed out that China Communications Construction (CCCC, referred to as “CCCC”) led the destructive dredging and excavation of China’s outpost in the South China Sea and was also the main contractor of Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” global strategy; the company and its subsidiaries The company participates in corruption, predatory financing, environmental damage and harm on a global scale.

Pompeo said that the Chinese government is not allowed to use China Communications and other state-owned enterprises as weapons to implement expansionism. The United States will take action until Beijing stops its coercive actions in the South China Sea. The United States will continue to work with allies and partners to resist destruction. Stable action.

The Ministry of Commerce issued a press release stating that the Bureau of Industry and Security included 24 Chinese companies assisting in the construction of military islands in the South China Sea on the list of entities.

The Ministry of Commerce pointed out that these companies helped the Chinese military to build and militarize artificial islands that have been condemned internationally. Since 2013, China has accelerated the construction of artificial islands. Sovereignty of regional partners.

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross stated that the United States, China’s neighboring countries, and the international community have jointly condemned the CCP’s claim to sovereignty over the South China Sea, and condemned China’s construction of artificial islands for its military; the entity designated today is responsible for these artificial islands in China. It plays an important role in the provocative construction of China and must be held accountable.

The Ministry of Commerce named China Communications Dredging Group, Tianjin Waterway Bureau, Shanghai Waterway Bureau, Guangzhou Waterway Bureau, and the Second Navigation Engineering Bureau, 5 subsidiaries, the Seventh Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC-7) and its subordinate research Guangzhou Hongyu Technology and Guangzhou Tongguang Information; the others include the 30th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC-30), the 722th Research Institute of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Beijing Huanjia Communication Technology Company, Guangzhou Guangyou Communication equipment companies, Shanghai Cable Marine Engineering Company and other 24 companies are all included in the list of export control entities, and the named companies are prohibited from trading in the United States or acquiring American technology.

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