U.S. blacklists 34 entities, including more than 10 from China – Commerce Department

The seal of the Department of Commerce is pictured in Washington
FILE PHOTO: The seal of the Department of Commerce is pictured in Washington, D.C., U.S. March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

July 9, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday added 34 entities to its economic blacklist, including more than 10 from China, a notice from the U.S. Department of Commerce said.

Sources earlier told Reuters the additions were targeted over alleged human rights abuses and high-tech surveillance in Xinjiang.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)