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Aug 27, 2020 02:46 AM
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U.S. Sanctions 24 Chinese Companies Amid South China Sea Dispute

What’s New: The U.S. Department of Commerce imposed export restrictions on 24 Chinese companies Wednesday citing China’s territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.

Companies blacklisted include several subsidiaries of state-owned builder China Communications Construction Co., Beijing Huanjia Telecommunication Co. Ltd., Changzhou Guoguang Data Communications Co. Ltd. and China Shipbuilding Group.

The move targets the companies for their efforts to help China “reclaim and militarize disputed outposts in the South China Sea,” according to a statement issued Wednesday by the department.

The Background: The Commerce Department added the companies to the so-called entity list, which will ban them from purchasing certain sensitive American products. One of the most prominent Chinese companies already on the list is Huawei Technologies Co., which Washington sanctioned on national security grounds.

The move is the latest by the Trump administration targeting China amid escalating bilateral tensions over issues ranging from technology to national security.

Earlier this month, Washington sanctioned several Chinese officials over issues in Hong Kong, including the city’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

The 24 blacklisted entities are:

• China Communications Construction Company Dredging Group Co. Ltd.

    中交疏浚(集团)股份有限公司

• China Communications Construction Company Tianjin Waterway Bureau

    中交天津航道局有限公司

• China Communications Construction Company Shanghai Waterway Bureau

    中交上海航道局有限公司

• China Communications Construction Company Guangzhou Waterway Bureau

    中交广州航道局有限公司

• China Communications Construction Company Second Navigation Engineering Bureau 

    中交第二航务工程局有限公司

• Beijing Huanjia Telecommunication Co. Ltd. 

    北京环佳通信技术有限公司

• Changzhou Guoguang Data Communications Co. Ltd. 

    常州国光数据通信有限公司

• China Electronics Technology Group Corp., 7th Research Institute (CETC-7) 

    中国电子科技集团公司第七研究所

• Guangzhou Hongyu Technology Co. Ltd. (a subordinate institute of CETC-7) 

    广州宏宇科技有限公司(中国电子科技集团公司第七研究所附属研究所)

• Guangzhou Tongguang Communication Technology Co. Ltd. (a subordinate institute of CETC-7) 

    (音译广州同光信息技术)中国电子科技集团公司第七研究所附属研究所

• China Electronics Technology Group Corp., 30th Research Institute (CETC-30)

    中国电子科技集团公司第三十研究所(卫士通)

• China Shipbuilding Group, 722nd Research Institute 

    中国船舶重工集团公司第722研究所

• Chongxin Bada Technology Development Co. Ltd. 

    北京崇新八达科技开发有限公司

• Guangzhou Guangyou Communications Equipment Co. Ltd. 

    广州广有通信设备有限公司

• Guangzhou Haige Communication Group Co. Ltd.

    广州海格通信集团股份有限公司

• Guilin Changhai Development Co. Ltd.     

    桂林长海发展有限责任公司

• Hubei Guangxing Communications Technology Co. Ltd. 

    湖北广兴通信科技有限公司

• Shaanxi Changling Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.     

    陕西长岭电子科技有限责任公司

• Shanghai Cable Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd.

    上海凯波水下工程有限公司

• Telixin Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. 

    北京特立信电子技术股份有限公司

• Tianjin Broadcasting Equipment Co. Ltd.

    天津广播器材有限公司 

• Tianjin 764 Avionics Technology Co. Ltd. 

    天津七六四航空电子技术有限公司

• Tianjin 764 Communication and Navigation Technology Co. Ltd.

    天津七六四通信导航技术有限公司

• Wuhan Mailite Communication Co. Ltd. 

    武汉迈力特通信有限公司

Anniek Bao contributed reporting. 

Contact reporter Han Wei (weihan@caixin.com) and editor Bob Simison (bobsimison@caixin.com).

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