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Former Sen. Barbara Boxer Cancels Plan to Lobby for a Sanctioned Chinese Company

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Former Sen. Barbara Boxer Cancels Plan to Lobby for a Sanctioned Chinese Company

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Former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) registered to lobby for a Chinese firm last week. Now she decided to deregister hours after her registration was reported. “Due to the intense response to my registration I have determined that my continued work has become a negative distraction from my effort to preserve American jobs and make the company better,” Boxer wrote on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. “Therefore I have deregistered.” Daily Caller first reported that Boxer registered as a foreign agent for Hikvision USA, the subsidiary of a Chinese surveillance company that has been sanctioned by the U.S. government. Hikvision was accused of involvement in human rights violations and abuses targeting Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, China. In October 2019, the Department of Commerce announced a restriction on the export of U.S. technologies to 28 Chinese entities, including Hikvision, because of such involvement. On Nov. 12, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order forbidding U.S. companies …

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