Sanctions Profile: China

At a glance

The EU imposed an arms embargo on China (excluding Hong Kong) by a Council Declaration at the Madrid European Council on 26/27 June 1989, in response to what the EU described as the “brutal repression” taking place in China.

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Chinese national sentenced to 3 years in prison for US export violations

On 14 July 2021, Ge Songtao, of Nanjing, China, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months’ imprisonment by the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida for conspiring to submit false export information through the US government’s Automatic Export System and to export marine raiding craft/engines fraudulently, and for attempting to fraudulently export the equipment to China, …


California man sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment for unlawful exports

The US Department of Justice has announced that Yi-Chi Shih, of California, US, has been sentenced in the District Court for the Central District of California to 63 months’ imprisonment for multiple offences, including 1 count of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). On 2 July 2019, Mr. Shih was …


US designates Hong Kong/Chinese officials & issues Hong Kong advisory

The US has sanctioned the following people, all of whom are Deputy Directors of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (LOCPG), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13936: Dong Chen, Jing He, Xinning Lu, Hong Qiu, Tieniu Tan, Jianping Yang, Zonghua Yin. Notice and State Department Press Release here and here. Additionally, …


US issues updated Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

US issues updated Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory The US Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security and Labour, alongside the Office of the US Trade Representative, have published an updated Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory. The Advisory highlights the risks associated with surveillance, forced labour and other human rights abuses for businesses with supply chain and investment links to …

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US charges unlawful exporting of technical data from US to China

Ji Wang, of New York, has been charged in the US District Court for the Western District of New York with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), economic espionage and theft of trade secrets. Press Release. Mr Wang, who formerly worked on a fiber laser project initiated by the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is accused …


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Declaration of European Council, Madrid, 26/27 June 1989