On June 23, according to US media reports, the US Biden administration added five Chinese companies to the US Department of Commerce’s list of export control entities.
According to Reuters, the entities included in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s entity list this time include Hoshine Silicon, Xinjiang Daqin New Energy Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Daqin New Energy Co., Ltd., and Xinjiang Dongfang Hope Nonferrous Metals, a subsidiary of Shanghai manufacturing giant Dongfang Hope Group. Co., Ltd., Xinjiang GCL New Energy Materials Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of GCL New Energy, a Hong Kong-listed company, and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
At least some of the entities added to the list manufacture monocrystalline and polycrystalline silicon used in solar panel production, the report said.
U.S. White House officials have previously stated that the U.S. Biden administration is considering imposing restrictions on Chinese solar manufacturers in Xinjiang, where most of the polysilicon used in solar panels in the world is subcontracted for production.
President Biden’s climate envoy Kerry said in the U.S. House of Representatives in May this year on the issue of solar products in Xinjiang, “My understanding is that the U.S. Biden administration is considering whether to list it as a target for sanctions.”
A few days ago, foreign media reported that the United States would blacklist several polysilicon producers in Xinjiang. I did not expect the action to come so quickly.
Some experts believe that the United States is trying to “suppress China’s photovoltaic industry, promote the development of local industries, and effectively win a global leading position.” In fact, at present, many American companies have “quite large” exposure to solar energy equipment.
On June 22, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian stated at a regular press conference that the so-called “genocide” and “forced labor” in Xinjiang are completely rumors and outright lies with ulterior motives. Its real purpose is to restrict and suppress the development of relevant parties and enterprises in China. It is to engage in forced unemployment, forced poverty, and unfair competition. China has clarified the facts and the truth many times. The US should respect the facts, immediately stop maliciously spreading false information, and unreasonably suppress Chinese companies based on false information. China will pay close attention to the actions of the United States and make necessary responses to resolutely safeguard its own rights and interests.