On 16 March, a report from C4ADS says that Western companies have continued to provide the Hong Kong Police Force and the Government Flying Service with equipment, technology, and training that may aid in the repression of Hong Kong residents.  It says that, between 2017 and 2022, companies in 9 foreign countries – Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, UK, and US – received security-related contracts totalling more than US$171 million.  These 29 foreign contracts are a subset of over 575 security-related contracts, with the rest going to Hong Kong-based companies.  However, they are often the sole source of equipment such as bullets, boats, and aircraft that may support human rights abuse in Hong Kong. Australian, Canadian, Finnish, French, and Singaporean companies have remained active suppliers to the HKPF and Government Flying Service.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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