(CNN) — The US Department of Commerce announced, Thursday, that it has added two companies (BGI Research – BGI Tech Solutions Hong Kong) of the Chinese company BGI to the trade blacklist due to allegations of collecting genetic data for the Chinese government.
The ministry said, in a statement, that such companies “present a great danger because their collection and analysis of genetic data has been used to suppress ethnic minorities in China.”
In 2020, the US Department of Commerce added Xinjiang Silk Road BGI and Beijing Liuhe BGI to its blacklist due to their involvement in human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang.
BGI issued a statement denying the allegations, saying that it “does not engage in unethical practices nor provide gene technology to monitor Uyghurs.”
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