The US has imposed visa restrictions on employees of Chinese IT companies for “material support for regimes that violate human rights,” Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said.
According to the US immigration and citizenship act, an alien is prohibited from entering the country if the Secretary of state has reason to believe that the visitor’s presence in the States “will have potentially serious adverse foreign policy consequences.”
According to Pompeo, the sanctions will also affect Huawei, some of whose employees “provide material support to the regime of the Communist Party of China.”
“Telecommunications companies around the world should know: if they do business with Huawei, they do business with human rights violators,” the statement said.
Sanctions against Lockheed Martin
At the same time, Pompeo called on China to reconsider the decision to impose sanctions against the US company Lockheed Martin for supplying weapons to Taiwan.
Earlier, the US State Department approved the possible sale of equipment for upgrading Patriot systems to Taiwan for a total of $ 620 million. Lockheed Martin was the main contractor for the deal.
Lockheed Martin is an American military-industrial Corporation that specializes in aircraft engineering, aerospace engineering, shipbuilding, postal service automation, and airport infrastructure and logistics.