The US has blacklisted dozens of Chinese companies. The Department of Commerce in Washington announced that it would blacklist 33 Chinese companies and other institutions. The allegations include violations of human rights against the Uyghur minority in China. As a result, business with the branded companies and institutions may only be made in exceptional cases.

Relations between the United States and China are tense due to various conflicts. In addition to economic rivalry, the US government has accused China of failing to deal with the corona pandemic. China's Hong Kong policy is also causing tensions.