Robinson Quoted in Reuters Article on U.S. Pension Fund Investment in Hikvision

On October 15, RWR CEO Roger W. Robinson was quoted in a Reuters article on the investment by some of the largest U.S. public pension funds in Hikvision, a Chinese surveillance technology company that was recently sanctioned by the United States for its role in enabling the ongoing persecution of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. Robinson said, “Hikvision has emerged as the corporate poster child for enabling Chinese human rights abuses, with its surveillance cameras visible atop the walls of detention camps incarcerating some one million or more Uighurs in Xinjiang. He added that companies like Hikvision “are picked up by the index providers in sizeable numbers and sluiced into U.S. investor portfolios with seemingly very little, if any, due diligence or disclosure in the categories of national security and human rights.”