Biden Admin Reportedly Blacklists Over 30 Companies, Including Chinese Firms Allegedly Involved In Human Rights Abuses

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Shelby Talcott Senior White House Correspondent
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President Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly blacklisting over 30 companies Friday, including multiple related to China’s abuses against Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang .

U.S. firms can’t do business with companies on the list without obtaining a government license first, according to Bloomberg. While the administration isn’t issuing sanctions on specific individuals, 14 Chinese groups are being added to the list, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the move.

The Chinese companies are allegedly involved in helping the Chinese military and human rights violations in Xinjiang against Uyghur Muslims. Around one million Uyghur Muslims are detained in the region and China has been accused of committing crimes against humanity and genocide.

China has denied wrongdoing and its embassy in London accused the U.S. of having “sinister intentions” after a G7 statement highlights the human rights abuses in June. The communique issued by the G7 called on China to “respect human rights and fundamental freedoms” in Xinjiang. (RELATED: ‘We Are Very Free’: Multiple Clips From China’s Xinjiang Region Appear To Be Eerily Similar)

“China’s internal affairs must not be interfered in, China’s reputation must not be slandered, and China’s interests must not be violated,” the Chinese embassy responded at the time.

In addition to Chinese entities, the U.S. is reportedly blacklisting companies from Iran and Russia as well, according to Bloomberg White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller.