Hikvision Calls US Claims 'Baseless' Ahead of Possible Government Ban
Tang Shihua
/SOURCE : Yicai
Hikvision Calls US Claims 'Baseless' Ahead of Possible Government Ban

(Yicai Global) May 28 -- Hikvision Digital Technology Co., a leading Chinese manufacturer of video surveillance equipment, has rebuffed national security allegations leveled at the firm by the US House of Representatives, saying that a possible federal government ban on product purchases would be baseless and lacking in evidence.

The US proposal demonstrates bias in its accusation, the Hangzhou-based company said in a statement, adding that Hikvision will continue to closely monitor the progress of the bill, and safeguard its reputation and legitimate interests.

"Hikvision is a commercial entity that operates globally and strictly conforms to business ethics and all relevant regulations," the company said. "We are dedicated to the advancement of safety in all countries and regions."

The House of Representatives passed a bill that carried a supplementary proposal to forbid the US federal government from buying surveillance products from some Chinese surveillance equipment manufacturers, including Hikvision, on the grounds of national security concerns.

The bill has been put forward to go through legislative procedures at Congress and has not yet become an effective law.

With the rapid development of Chinese technologies in recent years, US senators often accuse China of 'stealing' technologies from the US or seek bans on US government agencies from using communication equipment made in China. Such accusations have complicated the already-tense trade situation between the world's two biggest economies.

Hikvision is a leading Chinese surveillance product and service supplier, with products mainly used in security surveillance system for public premises, smart home appliances, industrial automation, automotive electronics and other industries.

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