November 30, 2020

US hits Chinese company over Venezuela internet curbs

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a major Chinese electronics and engineering company for assisting Venezuela in curbing dissent on the internet.The US said it was restricting transactions with the China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation (CEIEC) and blocking assets of any firm in which the state-owned company holds 50 percent stake or higher.The Treasury Department said CEIEC provides expertise to Venezuela’s state-owned telecom company, which has blocked independent media as well as livestreams by opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is recogni…


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