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.”