According to their Ministry of Defense USA, 20 top Chinese companies, including Huawei, are owned or supported by the Chinese military.
Other major companies on the list are Hikvision, China Telecoms, China Mobile and AVIC.
This discovery could lead to new sanctions against these companies.
We have known for some time about the "war" that the United States is waging against Huawei, and other countries, such as the United Kingdom, have tried to block it. company.
The reason for this list is to inform Congressional committees, U.S. businesses, investors and other potential Chinese partners about the role these companies can play in transporting sensitive technology in the Chinese army. There is also the possibility of adding other companies to this list.
Under U.S. law, the Department of Defense is required to monitor companies owned or controlled by its People's Liberation Army. China, which operate in the USA.
The Pentagon has come under pressure in recent months from lawmakers from both the Democratic and Conservative parties to publish and update the list.
Reviews of policies requested by senators
In November, U.S. senators Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer wrote one letter to Trade Minister Wilbur Ross, asking for one information on U.S. policy revisions imposed by the 2018 Export Control Reform Reform Act and the 2019 National Defense Act.
In the letter, senators emphasized their concerns about him risk export of critical American technology to companies affiliated with China.
The senators stressed the need to review whether China is stealing US technology through its military applications, as well as whether it is using Chinese companies to exploit policies. technologies for military purposes.
The White House has taken strict action against Huawei, barring US companies from providing it with some unlicensed technology. The government also said its trade war with China, which has resulted in billions of dollars in tariffs, was a response to the theft of trade secrets.