Hikvision is a Chinese state-owned company that is directly complicit in human rights abuses against Tibetans, Uyghurs and other peoples under CCP rule. The UK government has also recognised its security cameras as a security risk.
Despite this, Hikvision cameras can still be found in government departments, local councils, police stations and even hospitals up and down the UK.
We now have a huge opportunity to change this. In the coming weeks, MPs will debate the Procurement Bill. An amendment to the bill is on the table, specifying that surveillance equipment produced by companies like Hikvision be removed from the UK government’s procurement supply chain, and requiring the government to commit to a plan for the removal of such surveillance equipment.
These strong commitments are exactly what we need if we want to ensure Hikvision is removed from the UK. The government has already tried to water down the Procurement Bill - we need you to tell your MP why this amendment is so vital, for the UK and for Tibet.