Chinese Surveillance Tech Giant Hikvision Denies Spy Claims From Pentagon Doc Leaks

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Hikvision is the world’s largest surveillance camera maker and is closely tied to the Chinese state.  In a leaked U.S. Pentagon document, Hikvision is described as “partnering with Chinese intelligence entities” and “using relationships with resellers to disguise its products for sale to government suppliers.”  Hikvision has denied it is illegally disguising its products sold to the U.S. government to enable Chinese espionage.  Previously the U.S. banned Hikvision products from government supply chains, however, a nationwide ban was put in place by regulators in November due to national security risks.